Some good global news

I’m writing from Heathrowe Airport, during an 11-hour layover. I’ll be in Kenya and Burundi, perhaps with a brief visit to some neighboring countries. Although we have so far to go in addressing poverty-related problems in the two-thirds world, it’s important to note when progress is happening.
If we overemphasize progress, people lose a sense of urgency – because there is still so far to go.
But if we don’t report on progress, people lose a sense of hope – as if “nothing ever works.”
So we need to live in this creative tension: we have a long way to go … but if we focus our efforts wisely and well, we can make real progress. Here’s a case in point.