STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences


Ed Adcock


It doesn't take long during a visit with a Ugandan family for Dorothy Masinde to tell if the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL) is having an impact. "We are very generous in Africa," she explains. "When you come to my house, the first thing I do is offer you food. So if I go to a home and nothing is offered to me, I know there's trouble here. If I come back and we're offered food, we've made a difference- that to me is the joy of my job." Masinde is the center;s associate director for field operations, working full-time in Uganda. She started six years ago when the Iowa State University center was beginning its development programs.