Jean Kabre is the concierge and event planner at 101 Constitution — a place full of people focused on power, influence, and Congressional lobbying.
But when word got out that Kabre was helping support dozens of family members in his home village in Burkina Faso, the people whom Kabre had come to know as his friends, pitched in at astounding levels.
It started several years ago with small individual efforts such as writing a check to buy a goat. Then employees banded together to raise enough money to build a well to provide safe drinking water for the village.
Recently, Kabre was offered the use of a luxurious space and veranda across from the U.S. Capitol for a fundraiser that will create even more progress for his village this fall.
(READ the story w/ great photos in the Washington Post)