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Jennifer Lentfer
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Jennifer Lentfer has worked with over 300 grassroots organizations in east and southern Africa over the past decade, focusing on organizational development and learning. Currently, she is the creator/editor of, a blogsite aimed at raising the level of human dignity within development assistance and putting real resources behind local means of overcoming obstacles.

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A new venture for girls: Can we change the world through business?

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

I went out with a new friend back in April, for sushi. Just sushi. And it ended up costing me thousands of dollars.

As Melissa Ovard described how they had formed a company to provide products to make girls’ adolescent transitions easier, I was hooked. Her enthusiasm spilled all over our unagi and seawead salad, and I knew I had to be a part of Girl Lux.…


“Create” nothing: A new social good mantra

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Aid workers and development practitioners, how many times have you seen a paragraph like this in a proposal?

“Community Mobilization: To ensure communities are… community management committees (CMCs) will be formed. Based on accepted cultural practice, CMCs will be chosen by the community members themselves with strong encouragement on establishing a gender-balanced CMC. The CMC will represent the community and be responsible for ensuring effective community…


Moving day: An aid analogy

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 7:30am 0 Comments

What does it feel like to be a citizen on the receiving end of international aid? Here’s an analogy to try to help do-gooders understand:

Let’s say you’re moving across town. You have to be out of your old apartment by 5pm that day. You’ve got the boxes already packed and the moving van rented. All you need is some muscle to help you move the heavy stuff. You ask your friend to come over early. The plan is to…


From one Cornhusker to another: Peter Buffett, philanthropy, and how we can frame the dialogue

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 9:05am 0 Comments

Dear Mr. Buffett,

The charitable industrial-complex, philanthropic colonialism, conscience laundering and inequality – these are topics a fellow Nebraskan like me wants to have more conversations about. So that’s why I was glad to read your New York Times op-ed this weekend, the …


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