BOMA business owners, northern Kenya. Photo: David duChemin

Nick Kristof, in his January 6 column in the New York Times, shared his optimistic view that 2017 was the best year ever. We agree. Even in the face of climate change, global conflict and stories of famine and natural disasters, we see profound positive change in the lives of thousands of people in places that were once considered hopeless. Please see our latest Huffington Post blog about how we share his optimism and look forward to profound positive changes in 2018.