Welcome to the 5th issue of our newsletter. The theme of this issue follows an African proverb based on the attitude and dedication of ordinary people doing extraordinary work.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” - African Proverb

I was inspired by the work of community organizers like Rosemary Kariuki and Nila M and activist, Zina Alfa. I think Archbishop Desmond Tutu would agree they possess Ubuntu. Ubuntu is sometimes translated as:

"I am because we are", or "humanity towards others".

Ubuntu's roots come from the African philosophy, where the idea of community is one of the building blocks of society. Tutu in his book, No Future Without Forgiveness, describes a person with ubuntu as "open and available to others, affirming of others ... has a proper self-assurance." They are part of a greater whole. Enjoy the issue.

Stay safe. Stay sane. Wear a mask.


PS: If you like this newsletter and want to support it, you can:

1) Simply forward it to a friend with an invitation to subscribe here and

2) Subscribe to and like our social media content - Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.


TOOLS 🛠️ ⚙️



LASTLY 🏠 ❓ ℹ️

CFP News profiles people who collaborate on cool stuff that make an impact in communities. Archive issues can be read here.

Flavian DeLima founded Collaborate for Purpose . Besides the newsletter 📧, we have a podcast 🎙️ and run kitchen table conversation events🔥.

If you see a link to a piece you want added, please DM Flavian at Instagram or Twitter. You can also email him or reply to this newsletter. To support us, please follow and like our content on Instagram, Twitter or YouTube.