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Good News Tuesday for Oct. 19, 2021: Malaria Vaccine, Pay What You Can Farm Stand, Black Women Climbing Kilimanjaro, and Giving Rice for Plastic in Bali

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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

W.H.O. Endorses Malaria Vaccine

Earlier this month, The World Health Organization endorsed the first vaccine for malaria. The disease has historically killed about half a million people each year including 260,000 children under 5. The New York Times has details here.

Pay What You Can Farm Stand

Raleigh City Farm in North Carolina, has a “Pay What You Can” farmstand that offers fresh produce. Customers take what they need and put money in the cashbox at the farm or at the Salvation Army locations. Here’s the website

Nine Black Women Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Nine black women, all over 40 years of age, recently climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. The inspiring trip took six days. For details and photos, visit this article from Good Morning America.

“Opportunity in Challenge”: Giving Rice for Plastic

On the island of Bali, covid 19 dramatically hurt the tourism industry. Many workers returned to their villages and trash piled up on the beaches. Made Janur Yasa, a vegan restaurant owner in the town of Ubud, started a program in his home village where local villagers could exchange plastic for rice. His non-profit, Plastic Exchange, became a success and spread across other villages in Bali. You can learn more about the program and its creator at CNN Heroes. I hope you will also watch the following short video about the Balinese teachings that help Made Janur Yasa in his mission. His energy is gentle yet powerfully positive.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

9 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday for Oct. 19, 2021: Malaria Vaccine, Pay What You Can Farm Stand, Black Women Climbing Kilimanjaro, and Giving Rice for Plastic in Bali

  1. Wow!! These are all terrific. The Mount Kilimanjaro story was awesome!

  2. That is great news about the malaria vaccine. All good news stories – thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. JoAnna, the malaria vaccine is my favorite, though all are something to celebrate! Thanks for sharing good news every week. I look forward to it. ❤

  4. The malaria vaccine could change the world

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