Regenerate Senegal: Ag Conference Helps Farmers Grow

By |2019-07-24T16:34:13-05:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

By Chris Newhouse, MATTER's Agricultural Program Director. From July 7-13th, MATTER facilitated the second Regenerate Senegal agricultural conference in partnership with the Gorgui Dieng Foundation, the Beer-Sheba Project, and Minneapolis based Terra Ingredients. Several international experts in a variety of agricultural fields traveled to Senegal to spend the week with about 50 farmers from Senegal, Liberia [...]

Hope Rises with New Hospital in Dandora, Kenya

By |2018-08-06T08:01:00-05:00July 21st, 2015|Categories: Hospitals, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

There is a Kenyan proverb that says "It is the grass that suffers when the elephants fight". For the poor living in the surroundings of the dump in Dandora, this proverb epitomizes their experience. A resident of Dandora walks across garbage in the huge dump surrounding the slum. The Dandora dump sits in [...]

In Zambia, Matter plans to deliver hope to maternity ward

By |2018-08-06T08:01:01-05:00June 29th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

The Matter team is on the road, visiting partners and new projects across Africa. Last week, President Quenton Marty and Vice President of Procurement and International Programs Mike Muelken were in Lusaka, Zambia, visiting our partners Health Hope Zambia at the UTH University Teaching Hospital. Part of the Labor and Delivery Wing of the University Teaching [...]

The Gift of Play

By |2018-08-06T08:01:01-05:00June 25th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Matter President Quenton Marty and VP of Procurement and International Programs Mike Muelken with school children in Zambia, who paused their play for a moment to show off their new indestructible soccer balls. Matter staff members are on the ground in Africa, visiting current partners and projects, as well as developing new relationships [...]

Matter Team Headed to Africa to View Health Projects

By |2020-12-23T13:03:18-06:00June 19th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Three members of Matter’s team are headed to Africa for a three-week trip to connect with partners on the ground, and get updates on our international health initiatives. President Quenton Marty, Vice President of Operations Jeremy Newhouse and Vice President of Procurement and International Programs Mike Muelken will visit Zambia, Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania over the [...]

Matter Goes Pro to Expand Access to Health in Senegal

By |2020-12-23T13:03:18-06:00June 18th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Gorgui Dieng is a long way from home these days. As a starter for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the last two seasons, he is far away from his birthplace of Senegal. Gorgui led the Louisville Cardinals to the Final Four of the 2011-12 NCAA Championships before joining the Timberwolves. But his homeland and the Senegalese [...]

First Matter Container Arrives in Dandora, Kenya

By |2018-08-17T10:25:45-05:00June 17th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

The first of three shipping containers filled with medical supplies arrives in Dandora, Kenya, at the newly completed hospital Dandora, a slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya, is home to the largest dump in the world – and 300,000 people. Many of the residents of Dandora seek out a living sifting through the [...]

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