Cindi Brown grew up in Warner Robins, Georgia, and earned her BS in Communications from Kennesaw State University. Brown received a master’s degree in communications from Georgia State University. At the age of 40, Brown chose to work through Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) as marketing and communication advisor to the Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) in Kenya. Brown records her experiences in "Poverty and Promise: One Volunteer’s Experience of Kenya." Prior to volunteering, Brown worked as Marketing Manager for Experian. For ten years, Ms. Brown wrote for a monthly entertainment newspaper before working at The Coca-Cola Company’s world headquarters in Atlanta. Her combined academic, journalistic, and corporate experience provided a rich background for working in international development. Ms. Brown manages Just One Voice, a non-profit publishing firm she founded to support GLUK through the sale of books covering international development issues.
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The Giving Festival
by Cindi Brown
Approx. 11,060 words.
Published on June 6, 2010.
It’s summertime and Dylan and his friends are dismayed to spend their days with the odd Mrs. Ticklepenny, until she helps them throw a Giving Festival. The children use the money to donate animals to Fridah and her classmates in Kenya. What begins as a bad summer turns into a summer Dylan's friends will never forget. Readers meet the real children of Kenya. Authors proceeds to benefit Kenyans.
Poverty and Promise: One Volunteer's Experience of Kenya
by Cindi Brown
Approx. 122,080 words.
Published on November 28, 2009.
Author Cindi Brown sold everything to volunteer in Africa. With only her skills and desire to assist others, Brown hit Kenya hard... and then Kenya hit back. Follow Brown's setbacks and victories while getting an insider's view of Barack Obama's Luo homeland, polygamy, cycling past Cape Buffalo, floating past hippos, Sikh weddings, and Luo burials. Book proceeds train Africa's future leaders.
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