Apsara in Altadena: Community First Initiatives Fall Event

“It’s not about what we do, it’s about the people we work with in the world.”
– Community First Initiatives

THE REASON The team of Community First Initiatives (CFI) gathered at the Altadena home of David Mans on November 1st to welcome the organization’s Executive Director back home from Cambodia, where he spends half of the year. CFI works to empower the people living in rural villages of Cambodia to rebuild their way of life with sustainable solutions.
THE RECAP Saturday afternoon event nearly got rained out, but the skies cleared. Guests got a glimpse of the glamorous traditional Cambodian dance, Apsara performed by Khmer Arts of Long Beach. Executive Director Pierre Mainguy gave an update about CFI’s work, and Alan and Vokouhi Unell presented a check from the Sierra Madre Rotary Club to fund three new wells in Cambodia.  Longtime supporters welcomed newcomers while enjoying wine and the culinary creations of Jenny Whaley, whose husband is CFI’s chairman, John Whaley.
For more information about CFI, visit www.communityfirst-global.org

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By EffieMagazine.com contributor, Nicholas Andreas.

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