News from Afghanistan and Pakistan generally is bleak, but a believer in the battle against poverty in those countries is coming to south-central Kansas to share good news.


News from Afghanistan and Pakistan generally is bleak, but a believer in the battle against poverty in those countries is coming to south-central Kansas to share good news. Helen Loftin, Mennonite Economic Development Associate’s director of women’s economic development, is presenting “She Works Wonders … Stories of Women Entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Pakistan” at the organization’s chapter meeting Tuesday in Hesston.
MEDA (www.meda.org) is a non-profit organization founded more than 50 years ago by Mennonite entrepreneurs. MEDA creates business solutions to poverty for people in the poorest regions of the world without regard to race, gender or religion, a news release stated.
Loftin’s presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Visitor and Education Center, 177 W. Hickory St. in Hesston. Cost is $25 for dinner and presentation and $10 for students. Limited seating is available; RSVP no later than noon today. To reserve a spot, email carlawedman@harperindustries.com or call (620) 896-7381.