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Charlie Shifflett
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Here are some photos from my recent visit to a village outside of Jakarta, #Indonesia: 

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Here's my wife Susan's #photoessay  about coal in China. She just got back from a trip that included visits to several coal plants/sites in Inner Mongolia. Some fascinating (and depressing) shots!

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Here's a graphic I recently put together highlighting #photography  and statistics from our growing #microsavings  program in #Burundi. #infographic   #africa  You can view the full size here: http://www.fivetalents.org/media-center/blog/32-from-the-field/723-infographic-how-rural-communities-in-burundi-are-saving-towards-transformation#.UgTwWGRASuA
Our microsavings program in Burundi is three years old, and to celebrate we've created a new infographic!

Burundi is one of poorest countries in the world, ranked 185 out of 187 countries on the UN's Human Development Index (2011). Life expectancy at birth is just 50 years, and only 52 percent of females are able to read and write.

But as you'll see here, we are seeing some amazing progress in the communities where we are working:
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Wei-Yin Chen is the man.
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I met some great folks at the World Bank's NGO showcase yesterday while talking about Five Talents. Here are some photos:
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Looking for a good book about poverty and global development? Want to know more about the role that China is playing in Africa? Fascinated by the reforms taking place in Myanmar? Here are 5 great reads for 2013:

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I recently read Adam Johnson's remarkable novel, The Orphan Master's Son, which was just released in paperback. The story focuses on a young man in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and sketches a portrait of survival amid extreme poverty and harsh totalitarian rule. My organization, Five Talents, does not work in North Korea – in fact, few organizations do, but I sought out the author, a creative writing professor at Stanford University who has traveled in the DPRK, in order to talk about his artful and moving depiction of what is one of the most destitute societies in all of the world.

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My organization has a chance to win a $10,000 grant. you can help us!

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Good post from Five Talents' Executive Director about the calling each of us has on our lives...
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