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    A Small Act

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    April 14, 2011

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    A Small Act

    When a Swedish woman named Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student in the 1970s, she never expected to hear from him. Now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations, Chris Mburu decides to find the stranger that changed his life and, inspired by her generosity, starts a scholarship program of his own and names it for his former benefactor. As Back’s own history as a Holocaust survivor is revealed, and...

    When a Swedish woman named Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student in the 1970s, she never expected to hear from him. Now a Harvard graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer for the United Nations, Chris Mburu decides to find the stranger that changed his life and, inspired by her generosity, starts a scholarship program of his own and names it for his former benefactor. As Back’s own history as a Holocaust survivor is revealed, and Mburu grapples with the inherent limitations of sponsorship philanthropy, A Small Act becomes a graceful and potent meditation on the ripple effect a single action can create.


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