RENEW Strategies

So, Why Do You Invest in Africa?

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Emily Ziethen
| November 5, 2015

Ever dreamed of climbing Africa’s tallest peak? Look no further, as Investing On The Frontier’s hosts, Matt and Laura Davis, bring the third episode in this podcast series to you from the highest point in Africa – the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro!

Once Matt and Laura are safely back home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, they reflect on their time climbing the mountain, and share a memorable conversation they had with their guide, Raj. Each time Raj completes a trip, friends and family members always ask him “Why do the ‘Mzungus’ (Westerners) climb the mountain – what is the value in climbing the mountain?”

Raj's answer to this question inspired our hosts to ask similar questions and discuss the figurative “mountains” that RENEW and the Impact Angel Network (IAN) are trying to climb in Ethiopia. This conversation could not come at a better time - as we head into the holiday season, members of the IAN will have the opportunity to share with friends and family what exactly the network is doing and accomplishing in Africa.

Be sure to listen to this month’s episode before you head out to a family gathering, as Matt and Laura Davis will equip you with the answers to the all important question: “So, why do you invest in Africa?”

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