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NGO Gets New Leader: CEN 8.03.07 p 7. August 2, 2007

Posted by geoconger in Church of England Newspaper, Mission Societies/Religious Orders, NGOs.
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Five Talents International, the Anglican micro-credit NGO, has elected a former World Bank executive as chairman of its board of trustees. Frederick Kalema-Musoke will succeed CANA Bishop the Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns as chairman, the July 25 announcement from the Washington-based NGO said.

A Ugandan national, Mr. Kalema-Musoke recently retired as a financial management consultant with The World Bank Group. “After more than 25 years in development finance at the World Bank, I see that God has been preparing me for this new role as chairman through a variety of experiences in developing countries and in my own spiritual journey,” he said.

The new chairman will oversee the Anglican NGO’s expanding micro-credit operations, while maintaining a focus on mission and partnership with the Church in the developing world.

Bishop Minns, who co-founded the organization in 1999, stated the “most important accomplishment” of Five Talents was that it had “transformed lives and changed communities.”

“I don’t think we ever dreamed of the worldwide impact we are making,” he said.

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