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Newlyweds Josh and Alissa were at a party and received a challenge that shook them to the core: Do you think you can really make a difference? Especially in a place like Rwanda, where the scars of genocide linger and poverty is rampant?
While Josh worked hard bringing food and health care to the country's rural villages, Alissa was determined to put their foodie expertise to work. The couple opened Heaven, a gourmet restaurant overlooking Kigali, which became an instant success. Remarkably, they found that between helping youth marry their own local ingredients with gourmet recipes (and mix up "the best guacamole in Africa") and teaching them how to help themselves, they created much-needed jobs while showing that genocide's survivors really could work together.
While first a memoir of love, adventure, and family, A Thousand Hills to Heaven also provides a remarkable view of how, through health, jobs, and economic growth, our foreign aid programs can be quickly remodeled and work to end poverty worldwide.
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By Jennifer on 03-27-17
Well worth a listen, if only to expand horizons
Josh Ruxin is clearly a wonderful human being. And he has done something that so many wish, but few actually try - to make a real difference in people's lives.
I really enjoyed most of this book. It opened my eyes to Rwanda, and made me wish to visit.
But.... The book often made me cringe. The author is regularly emphasises why it is important to impose Western values and norms on Rwanda. His attitude is often patronising and American-centric.