Jean Kabre and The Transformation of His Home Village in Burkina Faso, Africa : News Photo

Jean Kabre and The Transformation of His Home Village in Burkina Faso, Africa

WOODBRIDGE, VA - NOVEMBER 13: Jean Kabre teases with his daughter, Timbila Kabre, 15, as they discuss homework at the Kabre home on Thursday, November 13, 2012, in Woodbridge, VA. Jean's wife Susan, back left, and daughter Wendlassida Kabre, 7, back right, sit by. Jean Kabre is the charismatic, always-smiling guy who has befriended the entire building where he works at 101 Constitution Avenue. So much so that, as people watched him drain his paycheck every week to keep dozens of relatives in Burkina Faso from starving, they decided to pitch in. Starting with a pump to replace the village's muddy drinking-water hole, they now have an ambitious plan to feed, house, educate and equip the people of Tintilou to start their own business grinding grain. At a time when many established charities have massive operations and overhead expenses, and in a city where the desire to help often gets mired in politics and bureaucracy, the ability to give directly to a friend just felt more natural than sending off another check. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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WOODBRIDGE, VA - NOVEMBER 13: Jean Kabre teases with his daughter, Timbila Kabre, 15, as they discuss homework at the Kabre home on Thursday, November 13, 2012, in Woodbridge, VA. Jean's wife Susan, back left, and daughter Wendlassida Kabre, 7, back right, sit by. Jean Kabre is the charismatic, always-smiling guy who has befriended the entire building where he works at 101 Constitution Avenue. So much so that, as people watched him drain his paycheck every week to keep dozens of relatives in Burkina Faso from starving, they decided to pitch in. Starting with a pump to replace the village's muddy drinking-water hole, they now have an ambitious plan to feed, house, educate and equip the people of Tintilou to start their own business grinding grain. At a time when many established charities have massive operations and overhead expenses, and in a city where the desire to help often gets mired in politics and bureaucracy, the ability to give directly to a friend just felt more natural than sending off another check. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Jean Kabre teases with his daughter Timbila Kabre as they discuss... News Photo 156996852Daughter,Discussion,Females,Homework,Horizontal,Human Interest,Teasing,USA,Woodbridge - VirginiaPhotographer Collection: The Washington Post 2012 The Washington PostWOODBRIDGE, VA - NOVEMBER 13: Jean Kabre teases with his daughter, Timbila Kabre, 15, as they discuss homework at the Kabre home on Thursday, November 13, 2012, in Woodbridge, VA. Jean's wife Susan, back left, and daughter Wendlassida Kabre, 7, back right, sit by. Jean Kabre is the charismatic, always-smiling guy who has befriended the entire building where he works at 101 Constitution Avenue. So much so that, as people watched him drain his paycheck every week to keep dozens of relatives in Burkina Faso from starving, they decided to pitch in. Starting with a pump to replace the village's muddy drinking-water hole, they now have an ambitious plan to feed, house, educate and equip the people of Tintilou to start their own business grinding grain. At a time when many established charities have massive operations and overhead expenses, and in a city where the desire to help often gets mired in politics and bureaucracy, the ability to give directly to a friend just felt more natural than sending off another check. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)