While he serves paying US customers through Sphere Solar, some of his profits now serve non-paying people in need through his new charity, Sphere One.
His latest Sphere One project supports Oloolaimutia Primary School in Kenya. It combines his American experience, know-how and funding with his Kenyan spirit and good will to power safe, clean water, as well as lights and internet. Learn more about how you can help support this project at www.spheresolarenergy.com/sphere-one/
What's Malaria Partners International all about? The landing page says it all. $130,963 total in small grants that fund projects in nine countries, impacting a population of 1,532,000. CLEARLY, THIS CAMPAIGN IS JUST GETTING STARTED!
So, Jenny's on a mission. How's she going to KILL A TRILLION MOSQUITOS? One grant project at a time! https://www.malariapartnersinternational.org/
I learned later that during the day, a crowd gathered outside of the main gate to protest the arrival of refugees from Vietnam. They carried "Go Home" signs, and some threw stones at the buses. But for every bad memory, we will never forget the many kind strangers who helped us get through our first days in our new home and country."
Son Michael continues: "We worked hard earning our rights to become Americans. We gave back to America and helped others. Now, many of us Vietnamese Americans are working to help Afghan refugees on ther first days here in America. Watching the images of people fleeing Kabul (and now UKRAINE), I am working so that this time things will end better than the Vietnam experience ... and I hope the many incoming refugees will be given the same opportunities we were given."
Son Michael Pham had a long career in Hospitality. In 2001 he founded Kids Without Borders, and is currently Principal at U.S - Asia Gateway, an International Business Developement firm. He has been a Club President, a Rotary Assistant Governor, and now has been Rotary District Foundation Stewardship Chair since July 2016.
Now, after a year of observations from his perch at Lil Tiger Icecream on Lake City Way, Rich has more ideas for growing the local business community.