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The Power of One

Author(s): Kathleen OKeeffe

ISBN13: 9781847301260

ISBN10: 1847301266

Publisher: Veritas

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  • In 2002, Elaine Bannon took a working holiday in Kenya. There, her experience as a volunteer not only changed the lives of the semi-nomadic Maasai people with whom she worked, but changed her own life for good. Dedicating herself to volunteer work in eastern Africa, The Power of One charts the inspirational journey and work of one Dublin woman. This book also explores the question of Africa and global poverty, highlighting the inadequate responses of the West and the need for a greater sense of urgency towards the finding of a redemptive solution to the plight of so many millions. The story of Elaine Bannon reminds us that the work of just one person can make a world of change.

  • Kathleen OKeeffe

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    The new evangelisation will take many forms, especially in other parts of the worlds. This is the story of Elaine Bannon who was inspired by a holiday in Kenya to devote herself to volunteer work among the Massai in Rombo. Here she is experiencing all the most troubling aspects of modern Africa: the dangers of underdevelopment , though whether a continent which saw the first emergence of man can be called that is a moot point , the move from land, the collapse of tribal authority in the face of corrupt central government, disease and drought. This is the story of personal courage and devotion, and an example of how one person at work can begin to improve things. All royalties from the sale of this book go to the work at Rombo.

    - Peter Costello, The Irish Catholic, February 26, 2009

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The Power of One