This is the kind of private-life post that I generally prefer to leave out of my blogging, but sometimes exceptions need to be made.
I'm raising money for one incredible Rwandan woman to study English in the U.S. this summer. She's a single mother, a genocide survivor, and a Francophone in a world that belongs, increasingly, to English-speakers. I met her when I did some informal English instruction in Kigali three years ago. She's worked incredibly hard, at English and at other things -- and now's the time to make the immersive education leap that will let her find the kind of good, stable job she needs to take care of her daughter.
If you're interested in learning more about her and how to help, leave a comment here with your email address. I won't publish it, but I will send you an email with more specifics than us old-fashioned folks like to put all over the Internet. I'm also happy to answer any questions. This is a micro-donation kind of thing, so even if you've only got $10 to spare, when combined, it will go a long way. (You'll also get invited to a great party in NYC this summer!)
Thanks so much.