Emma Hill is a technical writer who lives in Madison with her boyfriend and cat.
What do you do for BTF?
I help research & write blog articles, and I help feed the social media machine. I also helped with the African Eats cookbook. I recommend the ebook. Check it out here http://www.blurb.com/b/7687289-african-eats
How long have you been involved with BTF?
I’ve been involved since September 2016.
What do you like most about working with Brighter Tanzania?
I like being able to learn about an entirely new subject. I didn’t know much about Africa or Tanzania when I started, and it’s been great learning about another corner of the globe.
What’s one interesting fact about you?
I’ve travelled to 12 countries.
What’s one major accomplishment you’d like to see BTF achieve in the next year?
I would like to see a working vegetable garden, a coop of laying chickens, and perhaps a milk goat. Saving Grace has such young students, and their households don’t always have enough food. I think a veggie garden and eggs would benefit the students’ physical & cognitive growth. An expanded sponsorship program, or a variation might provide the funding needed to start and maintain a garden & animals.
How has working with BTF changed you?
Working with BTF has helped me become more aware of what I have, and to be grateful for the things that are too easy to take for granted. Saving Grace students and their families endure hardship and obstacles with hope and dignity. I hope that my efforts at BTF can at least indirectly help their children secure a better quality of life.
Have you met any of the Saving Grace students?
No, I have not meet any of the students. I love learning about them from Facebook, Felicia’s trips, and from emails with Grace.