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AMBASSADORS FROM MALAWI AND ZAMBIA VISIT BBF
March 2009

BBF was honored by visits from Ambassador Hawa Ndilowe from Malawi and Ambassador Dr. Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika from Zambia in March 2009. In coordination with the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, which hosted the visiting Ambassadors, BBF was pleased to welcome these representatives given BBF’s long history of work in both countries.

Malawi Ambassador Hawa Ndilowe was joined at BBF by Nora Goetz, Gary Goetz, Jr. and Rev. M. Catherine Day of the Pittsburgh Presbytery, and Jillian Wolstein and Yoav Hami of H.E.L.P. Malawi in Cleveland, Ohio. BBF Trustees Roy Dorrance, Dr. Chip Lambert, Charles Stout, Dr. Seth Bekoe and former Ambassador Daniel Simpson, all of whom are active in Malawi and other locations in Africa, also visited with Ambassador Ndilowe.

Zambia Ambassador Dr. Mbikusita-Lewanika toured BBF’s warehouse and attended a meeting of the College Club of Pittsburgh women’s organization as its guest speaker. In 2008, BBF sent over $4.6 million in requested pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, hospital beds and books to Malawi and over $478,000 of such products to Zambia. BBF’s in-country partners Adventist Development & Relief Agency, Medical Benevolence Fund and United States Agency for International Development all helped with shipping costs and distribution.

BBF, a 56-year old Pittsburgh-based international charity, has provided over
$4 billion of medical supplies, textbooks, food, seeds, and other humanitarian supplies to people around the world in over 140 countries.  With the help of gifts from the general public, corporations and foundations, in 2013 BBF sent product contributions to those in need in 64 countries including Burundi, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Liberia, Nicaragua, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Zambia.  These shipments were the equivalent of 252 tractor trailer loads.  Also in 2013, BBF provided supplies for 321 medical and humanitarian
hand-carry mission trips.

Forbes Magazine highlighted BBF as one of only three charities with a 100% rating for both fundraising efficiency and charitable commitment, November 2013. The Better Business Bureau continues to give BBF its “Wise Giving Alliance Standards” seal of approval.

Donations to assist with shipping costs are greatly appreciated. Credit card donations can be made by calling Brother's Brother Foundation at 412-321-3160. Checks should be made out to Brother's Brother Foundation and sent to:
Brother's Brother Foundation
1200 Galveston Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

For additional information, please contact:
Karen Dempsey, Vice President Development/Administration
kdempsey@brothersbrother.org

Luke Hingson, President
lhingson@brothersbrother.org

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