FROM THE FIELD

Live from Cure Salee

The Cure Salee festival is held in Ingall, Niger every fall at the end of the rainy season. Tuareg and Fulani herders from across the region descend on the city for its salty watering-holes, essential for their herds’ survival in the harsh desert climate, and for a few days of celebration before returning to their … Continued

US Marines and SoA – a coalition of the can do

Greetings, Right now, US Marines are in Iraq helping Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga troops stop ISIS. Spirit of America is on the ground supporting that effort by providing essential gear like metal detectors and first aid kits to the Marines’ Iraqi partners. Everything we are providing is in response to needs identified by the Marines … Continued

SoA and Garrett Metal Detectors

Yesterday, SoA’s Jim, Isaac, and Rob, and SoA Advisory Board member Lt. Gen. Charlie Cleveland (former commander, US Army Special Operations Command), visited Garrett Metal Detectors in Garland, TX. Garrett has been a great partner to SoA, providing metal detectors to Kurdish Peshmerga forces fighting the Islamic State in northern Iraq. Their support has helped … Continued

Help Stop Human Trafficking in Nepal

Greetings, I recently returned from Nepal, where a US Army Team is working with local organizations to stop human trafficking. Human trafficking is a huge problem in a nation where poverty abounds, economic opportunity is lacking, and nearly 60% of people survive on less than $2 per day. The 2015 earthquake further marginalized rural communities … Continued

Update from the Road: Tajikistan

Earlier this year we told you about one of our projects in rural Tajikistan. In February, the Army Civil Affairs team in country had identified to SoA a need for student desks at a newly built school in the Garm District in rural Tajikistan. Coordinating closely with the team, we provided over 100 student desks … Continued