Feat of clay brings clean water to developing nations

Barbara Christopher
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution - March 08, 2009
Tracy Hawkins arrived in a Tanzanian town in

East Africa in summer 2005 with a few simple goals. No. 1 was getting out of her empty Brookhaven house while her kids were away at summer camp. She also wanted to meet people and do something meaningful. Hawkins' three-week excursion to teach pottery in Tanzania evolved into a fledgling organization that's now bringing clean water to two developing countries, with plans for rapid expansion throughout Africa, Latin America and Asia... After earning an industrial engineering degree from Georgia Tech in 1985, she worked nearly 15 years in corporate as an efficiency expert and project manager at Equifax and IBM.She left corporate life in 1999, thanks to an inheritance from her grandmother. She spent her time learning pottery and volunteering at the Galloway School in Atlanta, which her children, Trent , 14, and Lea, 12, attend. One of her self-appointed tasks was setting up a computer program to take lunch orders. Read more>>>

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