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A Thousand Hills to Heaven

Josh Ruxin

One couple's inspiring memoir of healing a Rwandan village, raising a family near the old killing fields, and building a restaurant named Heaven. Newlyweds Josh and Alissa were at a party and received a challenge that shook them to the core: do you think you can really make a difference? Especially in a place like Rwanda, where the scars of genocide linger and poverty is rampant? While Josh worked hard bringing food and health care to the country's rural villages, Alissa was determined to put their foodie expertise to work. The couple opened Heaven, a gourmet restaurant overlooking Kigali, which became an instant success. Remarkably, they found that between helping youth marry their own local ingredients with gourmet recipes (and mix up "the best guacamole in Africa") and teaching them how to help themselves, they created much-needed jobs while showing that genocide's survivors really could work together. While first a memoir of love, adventure, and family, A THOUSAND HILLS TO HEAVEN also provides a remarkable view of how, through health, jobs, and economic growth, our foreign aid programs can be quickly remodeled and work to end poverty worldwide.

One couple's inspiring memoir of healing a Rwandan village, raising a family near the old killing fields, and building a restaurant named Heaven. Newlyweds Josh and Alissa were at a party and received a challenge that shook them to the core: do you think you can really make a difference? Especially in a place like Rwanda, where the scars of genocide linger and poverty is rampant? While Josh worked hard bringing food and health care to the country's rural villages, Alissa was determined to put their foodie expertise to work. The couple opened Heaven, a gourmet restaurant overlooking Kigali, which became an instant success. Remarkably, they found that between helping youth marry their own local ingredients with gourmet recipes (and mix up "the best guacamole in Africa") and teaching them how to help themselves, they created much-needed jobs while showing that genocide's survivors really could work together. While first a memoir of love, adventure, and family, A THOUSAND HILLS TO HEAVEN also provides a remarkable view of how, through health, jobs, and economic growth, our foreign aid programs can be quickly remodeled and work to end poverty worldwide.
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One couple's inspiring memoir of healing a Rwandan village, raising a family near the old killing fields, and building a restaurant named Heaven. Newlyweds Josh and Alissa were at a party and received a challenge that shook them to the core: do you think you can really make a difference? Especially in a place like Rwanda, where the scars of genocide linger and poverty is rampant? While Josh worked hard bringing food and health care to the country's rural villages, Alissa was determined to put their foodie expertise to work. The couple opened Heaven, a gourmet restaurant overlooking Kigali, which became an instant success. Remarkably, they found that between helping youth marry their own local ingredients with gourmet recipes (and mix up "the best guacamole in Africa") and teaching them how to help themselves, they created much-needed jobs while showing that genocide's survivors really could work together. While first a memoir of love, adventure, and family, A THOUSAND HILLS TO HEAVEN also provides a remarkable view of how, through health, jobs, and economic growth, our foreign aid programs can be quickly remodeled and work to end poverty worldwide.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Will Collyer

Length:

8h 24m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:02


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

32:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:26