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700 Club Interactive - Innovation Africa - January 12, 2017

See how technology from Israel is changing the world. Read Transcript


GETTING WATER WAS SO

GETTING WATER WAS SO

DIFFICULT, IT MADE ME

SICK.

Gordon: A MIRACLE FOR

FAMILIES IN AFRICA.

THIS BRINGS SO MUCH

JOY, TO SEE YOUR OWN KIDS

LIVING LIKE REAL PEOPLE.

Gordon: AND THE

PEOPLE BEHIND IT ALL.

ONCE YOU REALIZE HOW

SIMPLE IT IS, YOU CAN HELP

OTHERS.

YOU HAVE TO HELP

EVERYBODY.

Gordon: SEE HOW

TECHNOLOGY FROM ISRAEL IS

CHANGING THE WORLD ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME

TO "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE

INNOVATION CAPITALS OF THE

WORLD, WHERE DOES YOUR

MIND GO?

SILICON VALLEY?

TOKYO?

NEW YORK CITY?

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, PER

CAPITA, ISRAEL HAS

PRODUCED MORE CUTTING-EDGE

TECHNOLOGIES THAN ANY

OTHER COUNTRY IN THE

WORLD.

IN FACT, WARREN BUFFETT

CALLED THE JEWISH STATE

THE MOST PROMISING

INVESTMENT HUB OUTSIDE THE

U.S.

TODAY WE'LL LOOK AT HOW

ISRAEL TECHNOLOGY IS DOING

THE UNTHINKABLE, AND

MAKING THE DESERT BLOOM IN

AFRICA AND AROUND THE

WORLD.

*

SO WHAT WE DO IN

INNOVATION AFRICA IS VERY

SIMPLE.

WE WANT TO BRING ISRAELI

INNOVATIONS TO AFRICAN

VILLAGES.

WHATEVER ISRAEL HAS BEEN

USING FOR SO MANY YEARS,

GETTING FOOD IN THE DESERT

AND PUMPING WATER,

TRANSFERRING TECHNOLOGIES

TO PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED

IT.

WE DRILL TO THE AQUIFERS,

AND THEY ARE POWERING THE

PUMP, TO PUMP THE WATER UP

TO THE TANKS, AND FROM THE

TANKS TO GRAVITY IT GOES,

TO THE TAPS OF WATER AND

TO DRIP IRRIGATION.

> I WAS BORN IN ISRAEL,

IN A SMALL CITY CALLED

RATZU.

WE WERE ONE OF THE POOR

FAMILIES IN ISRAEL.

Reporter: HER VIEW OF

POVERTY CHANGED RADICALLY

WHEN SHE TOOK HER FIRST

TRIP TO AFRICA AT THE AGE

OF 20.

THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME

I HAD SEEN REAL POVERTY.

I WAS NOT REALLY POOR WHEN

I WAS YOUNG.

MY FATHER DIDN'T HAVE

MONEY, BUT WE DID HAVE

SHOES, A BED, ELECTRICITY,

A BLANKET.

THOSE PEOPLE DON'T HAVE

ANYTHING.

PEOPLE ARE SPENDING THEIR

DAY LOOKING FOR WATER.

PEOPLE ARE SPENDING DAYS

LOOKING, AND HOURS LOOKING

FOR WOOD SO THEY CAN COOK.

AND THEN I THOUGHT, MAYBE

WHAT THEY NEED IS SIMPLY

TO BRING THEM THE

INFRASTRUCTURE, FOR THEM

TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE

WATER THAT EXISTS.

THE WATER EXISTS BENEATH

THEIR FEET.

WHAT THEY NEED IS A FEW

SOLAR PANELS SO WE CAN

PUMP THE WATER.

AND I WENT THEN AND I GOT

MY MASTER'S IN ENERGY FROM

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY.

AND WHILE I WAS A STUDENT,

I FOUNDED "INNOVATION

AFRICA."

FROM THE BEGINNING,

"INNOVATION AFRICA" FORMS

STRONG PARTNERSHIPS WITH

OTHER HUMANITARIAN GROUPS,

BOTH CHRISTIAN AND JEWISH.

WE ARE VERY LUCKY TO BE

PARTNERING WITH CBN.

THEY HAVE A CENTER.

COMING TOGETHER, HAVING

THE SAME PASSION IN

HELPING THE POOR, TO

PROVIDE THEM WITH THE

BASIC NEEDS -- IT'S A

PARTNERSHIP THAT IS

WORKING, AND HOPEFULLY WE

CAN DO A LOT MORE TOGETHER

IN THE FUTURE.

TO DRILL WELLS IN

SENEGAL, IN THE DEMOCRATIC

REPUBLIC OF CONGO,

"INNOVATION AFRICA" TEAMED

UP WITH CBN AND DRILLED

200 WELLS IN AFRICA IN

2015, AND PROVIDED CLEAN

WATER FOR NEARLY 2,000

PEOPLE.

Gordon: I WANTED TO

WORK WITH "INNOVATION

AFRICA" ABUSIVE THE

INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGY THEY

BROUGHT TO THE TABLE.

THEY HAD A MONITORING

SYSTEM, WHERE THAT WELL,

WOULD SEND A TEXT MESSAGE

WHENEVER IT GOT INTO

TROUBLE.

OVER TIME THAT SAVES AN

INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF

MONEY.

WITH THESE WATER PANELS

AND WITH DRIP IRRIGATION,

YOU BRING A WHOLE ARRAY OF

SERVICES TO THE VILLAGES.

THAT'S A GAME-CHANGER.

WE BRING A MONITORING

BOX THAT MEASURES THE

TOTAL AMOUNT OF ENERGY

BEING PRODUCED BY THE

SOLAR PANELS, AND THE

TOTAL AMOUNT OF WATER

BEING PUMPED BY THE SOLAR

PUMPS, AND ALSO THE WATER

THAT GOES FOR IRRIGATION.

WE MEASURE ALL OF THESE

VALUES WITH METERS.

AND WE COLLECT THE DATA

AND SUBMIT IT TO A CLOUD

SERVER.

IT ALLOWS REGIONAL

MANAGERS TO GET THE

INFORMATION.

THEY NEED TO FIX IT IF

ANYTHING IS BROKEN.

IF THERE IS A RED ALERT OR

ORANGE ALERT, IT TELLS

THEM WHAT WE THINK

HAPPENED.

FROM THE SOLAR PANELS

TO THE MONITORING SYSTEM

TO THE DRIP IRRIGATION IN

THE FIELDS, THE TECHNOLOGY

IS ALL MADE IN ISRAEL.

ONCE YOU'RE EXPOSED TO

A NEED, YOU KNOW WHAT IS

THE NEED.

WHERE THERE IS A WILL,

THERE IS A WAY.

I WAS AN ELECTRICAL

ENGINEER.

WE WERE WORKING FOR AN

ISRAELI UTILITY COMPANY.

AND I WASN'T AWARE OF

THESE NEEDS.

BUT ONCE I WAS EXPOSED TO

THEM BY "INNOVATION

AFRICA," I UNDERSTOOD MADE

WE COULD BUILD A TOOL TO

HELP THEM SCALE UP.

BY HAVING ACCESS NOW TO

WATER, NOT ONLY CAN THEY

DRINK, BUT BY USING THE

DRIP IRRIGATION, THEY CAN

GROW MORE FOODS WITH LESS

WATER.

WHEN WE INSTALLED THE

DRIP IRRIGATION, THE YIELD

OF OUR CROPS HAS

INCREASED.

THE HARVEST HAS DOUBLED,

AND THE WALK IS MUCH

EASIER FOR THE WOMEN IN

THE VILLAGE.

BEFORE WE HAD WATER, MANY

OF THEM GOT SICK FROM THE

WORKLOAD.

I'M A PROFESSIONAL, BUT

I HAD NO STEADY WORK AND

NO REGULAR INCOME.

I HAVE TO FEED MY FAMILY

EVERY DAY, BUT IT WAS VERY

DIFFICULT.

SOMETIMES ALL I COULD BUY

FOR MY FAMILY WAS A BAG OF

RICE.

BUT THE LORD NEVER

ABANDONED HIS CHILDREN.

I DECIDED TO JOIN THIS

PROJECT.

AND AFTER THE FIRST

HARVEST, I HAD $17.

THE PEOPLE WHO STARTED

THIS PROJECT HAVE BROUGHT

US LIFE.

THE FOUND US IN A STATE OF

EXTREME POVERTY.

WE HAD NOTHING.

WE PRAYED EVERY DAY FOR

YOU BECAUSE YOU BROUGHT

LIFE TO US.

SOMETIMES, AFTER JUST

ONE MONTH OF WORK, WE CAN

HARVEST AND SELL OUR

PRODUCTS.

WE ALSO HAVE DRINKING

WATER, THANKS TO YOU.

THIS PROJECT CAME TO US TO

MAKE LIFE EASIER.

THIS VILLAGE IS VERY POOR,

SO THIS PROJECT IS A GREAT

BLESSING FOR US.

WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT ONE

DAY THE WHOLE VILLAGE WILL

BE DEVELOPED, THANKS TO

THE PROJECT.

IN EVERY VILLAGE, THE

GOAL IS TO EMPOWER WOMEN

AND HELP THEM FEED THEIR

FAMILIES.

IT'S NOT EASY TO BE AN

AFRICAN WOMAN.

UNFORTUNATELY WHAT WE ARE

SEEING IN THESE VILLAGES

IS THAT CHILDREN,

ESPECIALLY GIRLS AND

MOTHERS, ARE SPENDING

HOURS A DAY TO LOOK FOR

WATER.

MY HEART GOES TO THOSE

WOMEN WHO HAVE TO TAKE

CARE OF THEIR HOME, OF

THEIR CHILDREN, OF THEIR

FAMILIES.

IT BREAKS MY HEART WHERE I

SEE THAT SOMETIMES THEY'RE

NOT CAPABLE TO DO SO

BECAUSE THEY CANNOT FIND

THE WATER.

HOW ARE THEY RESPONDING TO

THEIR KIDS?

THEY SAY, I'M SORRY, I

CAN'T PROVIDE YOU TODAY.

SO WHEN YOU GIVE ACCESS TO

WATER TO WOMEN, YOU

EMPOWER THEM.

YOU GIVE THEM THE

INTEGRITY TO BE ABLE TO

TAKE CARE OF THEIR

CHILDREN.

I AM RAISING MY SEVEN

GRANDCHILDREN.

I WAS TRYING TO FEED THEM.

YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS.

THE CHILDREN GO TO SCHOOL,

BUT IT TAKES A LOT OF

MONEY TO BUY BOOKS AND

SUPPLIES SO THEY CAN

STUDY.

SOMETIMES I WAS FORCED TO

TAKE LOANS TO PAY FOR

EVERYTHING.

NOW THAT I JOINED THE

PROJECT, I DO SOME

GARDENING TO SUPPORT

MYSELF.

I SELL SOME OF THE CROPS

TO TAKE CARE OF MY FAMILY.

EVERY DAY I CAN SELL

ENOUGH TO MAKE 5,000

FRANKS, AND THIS HELPS ME

FEED THE CHILDREN AND PAY

FOR THEIR SCHOOL.

WHEN YOU GO BACK TO THE

VILLAGE AFTER A FEW

MONTHS, AND YOU SEE HOW

MUCH FOOD THEY'RE ABLE TO

GROW, AND THAT THEY'RE

HEALTHIER, THE WATER IS

CLEAN.

AND ONCE YOU GIVE THEM

ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER,

GOOD WATER, THEY HAVE MORE

TIME.

THE SECOND THING THAT

YOU'RE SEEING IMMEDIATELY

IS MORE CHILDREN ARE GOING

TO SCHOOL, ESPECIALLY

GIRLS.

YOU GO BACK TO THE PRIMARY

SCHOOL AND YOU SEE IT IS A

FULL HOUSE.

IT IS INCREDIBLE HOW

MUCH WE CAN DO IN CHANGING

THE LIVES OF SO MANY

PEOPLE, JUST BY PROVIDING

THEM A FEW SOLAR PANELS,

TO ALLOW THEM TO HAVE

ACCESS TO THE WATER THAT

IS THEIRS.

GOD GAVE THEM THE WATER.

AND GOD GAVE THEM THE SUN.

AND FROM HERE ON O, THERE, THERS

NO LIMITS OF WHAT CAN BE

DONE.

THROUGHOUT AFRICA,

SOLAR POWER IS FUELING THE

VARIETY OF OTHER

BUSINESSES, ALL DESIGNED

TO HELP WOMEN EARN A

LIVING.

SOMETHING THAT IS

INCREDIBLE IN THE VILLAGES

IS THAT THEY DO NOT SHOES.

THEY DO NOT FOOD.

BUT THEY DO HAVE CELL

PHONES.

BUT IN MOST OF THE

VILLAGES, THERE IS NO

ACCESS TO ENERGY.

THERE IS NO ELECTRICITY.

SO ONE OF THE BUSINESSES

WE'VE BEEN OPERATING IS

HAVING A SMALL CELL

PHONE-CHARGING STATION,

WHERE NOW PEOPLE CAN COME

TO THE CHURCH, TO

FACILITIES, CHARGE THEIR

PHONE.

AND THE WOMEN ASSOCIATION

AND THE CHURCH CAN

GENERATE MONEY, AND THAT

IS SUPPORT THE PROJECT.

BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO

NEED MONEY TO REPLACE THE

PHONE, AND MONEY TO

REPLACE THE BATTERIES.

SO BY HAVING AN ONGOING

BUSINESS, THAT ALLOWS THEM

TO GENERATE THE INCOME

THAT THEY NEED, WE CAN

MAKE SURE THAT THE PROJECT

IS SUSTAINABLE.

IN THE VILLAGE OF SOMA,

SENEGAL, THE SUN ALSO

POWERS THIS SEWING CENTER,

WHERE WOMEN CAN EARN MONEY

AS DRESS-MAKERS.

AND THIS NEW MATERNITY

WARD IS WHERE PATIENTS ARE

NO LONGER BEING TREATED IN

THE DARK.

GIVING BIRTH IN THE

VILLAGE CAN BE VERY

CHALLENGING.

AND WHEN IT COMES YOUR

TIME AND IT IS IN THE

DARK, YOU HAVE TO GIVE

BIRTH IN THE DARK.

MAYBE ON SOME OCCASION

THEY HAVE SOME CANDLES OR

KEROSENE LAMPS, BUT IT'S

VERY DIFFICULT AND VERY

CHALLENGING.

SO THE SOLAR ENERGY WILL

CHANGE THAT.

BECAUSE NOT ONLY YOU GIVE

THEM LIGHT, SO THE NURSE

CAN TREAT THE PATIENTS AT

NIGHTTIME, BUT ALSO WE

PROVIDE THEM WITH A SMALL

REFRIGERATOR SO THAT

FINALLY THEY CAN HAVE

ACCESS TO MEDICINES.

TODAY SENEGALESE

FARMERS CELEBRATE THEIR

NEW WELL.

THE ONCE BARREN VILLAGE

NOW HAS MANGO AND CASHEW

TREES AND MANY OTHER

CROPS.

Gordon: IT IS AN

INCREDIBLE SYSTEM.

AND I LOVE THE IDEAS THAT

ARE COMING OUT OF ISRAELI

N.G.O.s, AND THERE IS A

LOT TO LEARN FROM THEM.

THE SECOND, AND THE REASON

I WANT TO WORK WITH THEM,

IS THEY DO WHAT THEY SAY

THEY'RE GOING TO DO.

THEY DON'T OVERPROMISE OR

UNDERPROMISE.

WHEN THEY SAY THEY CAN DO

SOMETHING, THEY DO IT AND

THEY FOLLOW THROUGH ON

THAT.

AND THE THIRD REASON IS

THEY'RE A LOT OF FUN TO

WORK WITH.

YOU KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO

HAVE A GOOD TIME.

ONE OF OUR POLICIES IS

TO SHARE THE TECHNOLOGY

DEVELOPMENT THAT HELPED

ISRAEL TO ARRIVE WHERE IT

IS.

ONE OF THE GREATEST --

WHAT I WOULD SAY IS THE

DEMAND IS TO HELP

HUMANITY, IN WHAT WE CALL

A TACUNA LAM, WHICH MEANS

YOU WANT TO GIVE, TO

SHARE.

I THINK ISRAEL HAS MANY

CHALLENGES, BUT WE

OVERCOME THEM.

IN THE DISTRICT, WE'RE

ABLE TO GROW VEGETABLES

AND FOOD.

WE'RE ABLE TO PUMP WATER.

WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY AND

WE HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE.

AND I BELIEVE IT IS OUR

RESPONSIBILITY TODAY TO BE

ABLE TO SHARE IT AND

TRANSFER THE KNOWLEDGE AND

THE TECHNOLOGY WITH THOSE

WHO ARE IN THE MOST NEED.

I BELIEVE IT IS OUR TACUNA

LAM IN WHAT WE'RE TRYING

TO DO WITH "INNOVATION

AFRICA."

Gordon: THAT'S THE

STORY OF HOW TECHNOLOGY

FROM ISRAEL IS BRINGING

LIFE TO AFRICA.

AND YOU CAN GET MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT

"INNOVATION AFRICA," AND

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE HOW

YOU CAN HELP THEM.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO

TO THEIR WEBSITE,

INNOAFRICA.ORG.

AND YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

INFORMATION THERE AND HOW

YOU CAN BE INVOLVED.

> COMING UP NEXT, WE

HAVE TWO JOINING US LIVE.

SO STAY WITH US.

Gordon: JOINING ME

NOW IS DAVID BRAND, AND

THE FOUNDER OF INNOVATION

AFRICA, SAFANA SARA.

DAVID, LET'S START WITH

YOU.

TELL US ABOUT THE ALLIANCE

FOR GLOBAL GOOD.

THE ALLIANCE FOR GLOBAL

GOOD WAS THE VISION OF A

WONDERFUL PERSON WHO

PASSED AWAY ABOUT A YEAR

AGO, LEONARD KAPLAN, FROM

GREENSBORO, CAROLINA.

HE THOUGHT WE ALL NEED TO

WORK TOGETHER TO SOLVE

GLOBAL CRISIS.

HE WAS VERY CONCERNED THAT

PHILANTHROPISTS NEEDED TO

FOCUS ON HOW CAN WE

COLLABORATE AND LEVERAGE

EACH OTHER'S WORK AND

BRING GREAT ORGANIZATIONS

AND PEOPLE TOGETHER.

THAT'S WHAT WE'VE GONE OUT

AND DONE FOR THE PAST

EIGHT, NINE YEARS, [

FINDING GREAT PARTNERS

WHO

WHO

HAVE GREAT EXPERTISE IN

CERTAIN AREAS, COUPLED

WITH THE ABILITY TO

PROMOTE THE GREAT WORK

THAT ISRAEL IS DOING FOR

HUMANITY.

WE TRIED TO COUPLE ALL OF

THOSE COMPONENTS TOGETHER.

Gordon: HOW DID YOU

FIND "INNOVATION AFRICA?"

THAT'S AN INTERESTING

STORY.

WE WERE TALKING ABOUT IT

JUST THE OTHER DAY.

WE WERE INTRODUCED TO

MUTUAL FRIENDS OF OURS IN

ISRAEL.

AND WE WERE LOOKING FOR

PARTNERS TO GREAT PROJECTS

OVERSEAS, PRIMARILY

AFRICA, IN THE AREA OF

WATER AND SOLAR

TECHNOLOGY.

AND THEY SAID, THERE IS A

WOMAN NAMED SARA, AND IT

DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR US TO

FORM A PARTNERSHIP.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT,

SAVAN, YOU'RE A STUDENT

AND YOU GET THIS

INNOVATION.

HOW DID THAT START FOR

YOU?

IT STARTED WHEN I WENT

TO AFRICA AT THE AGE OF

20.

I WAS WORKING FOR A

TEXTILE FIRM THAT HAD

FACTORIES ACROSS AFRICA.

THIS IS WHEN I SAW REAL

POVERTY.

I WAS BORN AND I DIDN'T

HAVE MUCH IN ISRAEL, BUT

WHEN I ARRIVED IN AFRICA,

THE POVERTY THAT I HAD

SEEN WAS UNBELIEVABLE.

AND I WANTED TO FIND A

SOLUTION.

SO I WENT TO THE U.S. AND

I GOT MY MASTER'S IN

ENERGY BECAUSE WHAT I

FOUND OUT IS THE REASON

WHY PEOPLE ARE IN POVERTY

IS BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE

ACCESS TO ENERGY.

IF THEY HAD ACCESS TO

ENERGY, THEY CAN PUMP

WATER.

THEY CAN HAVE ACCESS TO

VACCINES AND MEDICINES.

AND SINCE THEY DO NOT,

THEY ARE LIVING IN THAT

TYPE OF POVERTY THAT

SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING.

Gordon: WHAT

CONVINCED YOU?

I THINK IT IS UNUSUAL FOR

A STUDENT TO SAY, I CAN DO

THIS.

WHAT CONVINCED YOU THAT

YOU COULD MAKE A

DIFFERENCE?

I THINK THE SIMPLICITY

OF THE SOLUTION.

AS I MENTIONED, I WAS BORN

IN ISRAEL.

I REMEMBERED HOW THE FIRST

TIME THE JEWS CAME TO

ISRAEL IN THE LATE

1800s, ISRAEL WAS A DIE

DESERTED LAND, AND OUT OF

NECESSITY, THE JEWS HAD TO

CREATE AND INNOVATE AND

FIND WAYS TO PUMP WATER

AND TO GROW FOOD.

WHAT I SAW IN AFRICA WAS

PRETTY MUCH THE SAME

CHALLENGES THAT THE JEWS

HAD WHEN THEY FIRST CAME

TO ISRAEL.

AND THE SOLUTION SEEMED

SIMPLE.

WHY DON'T WE JUST SHARE

AND TAKE THE SAME

TECHNOLOGIES AND HELP

THOSE WHO NEED IT.

Gordon: WHAT WOULD

YOU SAY TO, LET'S SAY, A

COLLEGE STUDENT WHO IS

WATCHING YOU RIGHT NOW,

AND WHO IS SAYING, I WANT

TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

THE WORLD WITH MY LIFE.

WHAT WOULD YOU ENCOURAGE

THEM TO DO?

I WOULD SAY THAT IT IS

MUCH EASIER THAN WE THINK

TO HELP PEOPLE.

AND THE GOAL IS TO GO

VILLAGE BY VILLAGE.

WHAT I TRY TO DO IS TO GO

AND SEE THE NEEDS, FIND A

SIMPLE SOLUTION.

I WAS ABLE TO RAISE MONEY

THROUGH FRIENDS, WHO GAVE

US A SMALL DONATION.

AND WE WENT BACK AND WE

INSTALLED SOLAR PANELS.

REALLY, IT IS UNEXPENSIVE,

AND THE SOLUTION MOST OF

THE TIME IS SIMPLE.

I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE

PEOPLE TO GO AND HELP

BECAUSE PEOPLE NEED THEM.

Gordon: HOW CAN

PEOPLE GET INVOLVED WITH

YOU, WITH "INNOVATION

AFRICA," AND WITH WHAT

YOU'RE DOING?

WE NEED HELP.

THEY CAN JUST GO TO OUR

WEBSITE AND SEND US THEIR

INFORMATION.

AND WE WILL BE HAPPY FOR

THEM TO COME AND HELP US.

Gordon: DAVID, BACK

TO YOU.

WHAT IS NEXT FOR "THE

ALLIANCE FOR GLOBAL GOOD?"

THERE IS A LOT TO DO.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO

DO THE WORK WITH SAVAN AND

WITH YOUR GREAT

ORGANIZATION.

AT THE SAME TIME, WE HAVE

A NUMBER OF PROJECTS WE'RE

WORKING ON WITH PEOPLE WHO

HAVE BEEN GOING TO

UNIVERSITY TO WORK ON

WATER PROJECTS.

NEONATAL HEALTH IN GHANA,

WHERE WE HAVE DONE SOME

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL WORK.

AGAIN, ALL COLLABORATING

WITH GREAT PARTNERS.

BECAUSE PARTNERS CAN MAKE

IT SO MUCH EASIER.

THEY HAVE THE EXPERTISE.

THEY HAVE THE PASSION.

THEY HAVE THE KNOW-HOW.

Gordon: WHY IS THAT

SO KEY?

BECAUSE I THINK A LOT OF

RELIEF WORK THAT I'VE DONE

AROUND THE WORLD, IT SEEMS

TO BE DIFFICULT TO

PARTNER, BUT WHEN YOU FIND

GOOD PARTNERS, IT JUST

MAKES IT EASIER.

WHY IS IT SO HARD TO GET

INTO THE PARTNERSHIP TO

GET INTO?

NOT THAT THEY'RE

MISGUIDED.

THEY'RE HONEST,

HEART-FELT, AND THEY'RE

SINCERE, BUT THE LEVEL OF

CAPACITY IS WHAT IS

NEEDED.

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR

AN ORGANIZATION TO DO IT

ON ITS OWN.

FINDING STRATEGIC

PARTNERS, WHICH WAS THE

GOAL THAT LEONARD HAD

ENVISIONED, WHAT ALLOW

PEOPLE TO DO TWO THINGS:

TO SCALE UP AND BE

SUSTAINABLE.

THE SCALE UP AND

SUSTAINABILITY IS WHAT WE

NEED TO ACCOMPLISH.

Gordon: YOU TALK LIKE

A C.E.O. -- THEY ALWAYS

WANT TO SCALE.

THAT'S WHAT IS

IMPORTANT IN GETTING IT

DONE.

THERE IS AN OLD PROVERB,

IF YOU STRING SPIDER WEBS

TOGETHER, THEY CAN ENTRAP

A LION.

THERE IS AN AWFUL LOT OF

WISDOM IN THAT.

Gordon: I LOVE THE

CONVERSATION WE HAD THE

OTHER DAY, WHERE YOU SAID

IT IS MORE THAN JUST GIVE

A HANDOUT OR TO TEACH A

MAN TO FISH.

IT IS HOW CAN YOU CREATE A

FISHING INDUSTRY AND WITH

THAT YOU HAVE TRUE

PROGRESS.

HOW CAN PEOPLE GET

INVOLVED WITH YOU?

THE BEST WAY IS TO GO

TO OUR WEBSITE

www.allianceforglobalgood

.

www.allianceforglobalgood.

org AND YOU'LL SEE WHAT

WE'RE WORKING ON.

AND FROM THERE WE CAN GET

IN TOUCH WITH YOU.

AND WE WANT TO FOCUS ON

THE PARTNERS WE HAVE

BECAUSE THEY'RE TRINS

INTRINSICALLY INVOLVED.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND

GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT

"INNOVATION AFRICA," ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

THROUGH WEBSITE

www.innoAfrica.org.

STILL AHEAD, A GARDEN THAT

IS FLOURISHING DEEP IN THE

Gordon: THE BIBLE

TALKS ABOUT STREAMS IN THE

DESERT, AND IN SENEGAL,

THAT VERSE IS COMING TRUE,

THANKS TO ONE DEDICATED

MISSIONARY AND A

PARTNERSHIP WITH CBN.

Reporter: WHEN PASTOR

JOSEPH RETIRED, THERE WERE

LOTS OF THINGS HE COULD

HAVE DONE.

HE'S AN EDUCATED MAN WITH

TWO MASTER'S DEGREES.

HE IS FLUENT IN FIVE

LANGUAGES, INCLUDING

ARABIC.

IN FACT, HIS ARABIC IS SO

GOOD, HE WAS ASKED TO

TEACH IT.

BUT WITH MANY

OPPORTUNITIES IN FRONT OF

HIM, HE CHOSE TO MOVE TO

ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS

COMMUNITIES IN SENEGAL FOR

A VERY IMPORTANT MISSION.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

PEOPLE HURTING HERE AND

CRIME IS VERY HIGH.

CHILDREN BORN HERE HAVE

LITTLE HOPE BECAUSE IT IS

SO HARD TO FARM IN THIS

REGION.

AGRICULTURE IS A

WORTHWHILE APPROACH FOR

THE PEOPLE HERE, AND I

WANT TO SHARE JESUS WITH

THEM.

Reporter: BUT WHEN

PASTOR JOSEPH STARTED HIS

FARM, LIKE EVERYONE ELSE,

HE STRUGGLED TO GROW

ANYTHING.

IT RAINS ONLY A FEW INCHES

DURING A TWO-MONTH GROWING

SEASON IN JULY AND AUGUST.

SO HE WAS EXCITEED WHEN

CBN OFFERED TO HELP.

TOGETHER WITH OUR PARTNERS

FROM "INNOVATION AFRICA"

AND "THE ALLIANCE FOR

GLOBAL GOOD," WE DUG A

DEEP-WATER WELL, AND

INSTALLED A SOLAR-POWERED

PUMP AND MONITORING

SYSTEM.

THEN WE ADDED ISRAELI DRIP

IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY.

AND THE AFRICAN DESERT

BEGAN TO BLOOM.

SOON THE FIELDS WERE READY

TO HARVEST.

AND THE CROPS SOLD

QUICKLY, AND FOR A GOOD

PROFIT.

WITH THE NEW SYSTEM,

PASTOR JOSEPH IS NOW

GROWING CROPS YEAR-ROUND.

THAT GOT THE ATTENTION OF

HIS MUSLIM NEIGHBORS.

[APPLAUSE]

THEY STARTED COMING TO

THE CENTER WHERE PASTOR

JOSEPH TOLD THEM ABOUT THE

NEW TECHNOLOGY.

HE ALSO INVITED THEM TO

LEARN MORE ABOUT JESUS.

SOME EVEN PRAYED TO BECOME

CHRISTIAN.

IN THIS WAY A SMALL

COMMUNITY WAS BORN RIGHT

HERE ON THE FARM.

AND EVERY SUNDAY WE MEET

AND PRAY TOGETHER.

Reporter: PASTOR

JOSEPH ALSO HAS A HEART

FOR THE CHILDREN OF THIS

COMMUNITY.

HE IS USING CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK" PROGRAMS TO

INTRODUCE THEM TO THE GOD

OF THE BIBLE.

BECAUSE OF THE SOLAR

PANELS, THE WELL AND

IRRIGATION, WE HAVE HELPED

OTHERS TO HAVE CLEAN

DRINKING WATER, IMPROVING

HEALTH IN THE CHILDREN,

AND MORE JOBS FOR YOUNG

PEOPLE HERE.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR YOUR

PARTNERSHIP.

THE PEOPLE HERE ARE NOW

REGAINING THEIR DIGNITY.

AT THE SAME TIME, THEY

HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF

HEARING THE GOSPEL OF OUR

LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

PART OF IT.

HOW?

BY JUST JOINING "THE 700

CLUB."

IF YOU'RE ALREADY A

MEMBER, THANK YOU.

YOU'RE PART OF THAT

WONDERFUL PROJECT IN

SENEGAL.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER, WE

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WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WONDERFUL WORD FROM

PSALMS: "JUST AS THE

MOUNTAINS SURROUND

JERUSALEM, SO THE LORD

SURROUNDS HIS PEOPLE, BOTH

NOW AND FOREVER."

GOD BLESS YOU.

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