Afrotalk - 2007 | Afrotalk: "Having completed our first full year, we are pretty proud of the progress we have made. We have approx 1,000 members and the site is averaging close to 1,000 unique visitors per day. The London section had 4 socials last year and raised over £2,500 for African Children's charities. Our Mothers of Afrikids microlending fund was is succesfully lending money to some of Ghana's poorest and stimulating micro enterprise succesfully. I have attached a report on its activities.
The world's view of Africa is conditioned by the media messages it receives and too often it is focused just on the negatives of war, corruption and starvation. All of us who involved in Africa know this is only part of the stort. It is Afrotalk's mission to spread the word that there is lots of good stuff going on. Africa is open for business and is actively making a positive contribution to the world.
If we have one message to our members, it is please take advantage of this site to post your positive messages, opportunities, to promote African events and news stories about Africa. Trade dwarfs aid in its importance in economic development. This site is all about exchanging skills, opportunities and information to encourage African businesses and investment in Africa."
Although I am just learning about it, already it seems like Afrotalk is an invaluable resource. So, I don't know about you, but my plan is o get more involved with Afrotalk-hope to see you there!