Effingham Daily News: Shumway farmer works with counterparts around the world

| Charles Mills

“We want to empower people to feel like they can make a difference by giving them hope and confidence.” - Norbert Soltwedel 

Originally published on Effingham Daily News by Charles Mills

Retired farmer Norbert Soltwedel's interest in different cultures led him on a journey to share his farming knowledge with others. Soltwedel returned from Ethiopia last winter, completing his sixth trip to Africa. He was assigned to his duties as part of the Catholic Relief Services' "Farmer-to-Farmer" program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development.

“We are trying to deliver technical information to help people in other countries have a higher standard of living,” Soltwedel said. “It’s to try and give people the tools to be more self-sufficient.”

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