Name: Merisa Muharemović
Location: Brattleboro, VT. Currently in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Position: Human Resources Intern
Fundraising Goal: $500
How did you get interested in global issues?
It’s impossible not to be concerned with the “global” in today’s world. My particular interest is finding the local in the global – the building of cohesive communities that actively practice civic engagement and take ownership of the democracy tools available to them.
Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I consider class inequality the thread that weaves through all of our social problems and, therefore, one of the most important elements to consider when thinking about social change.
Any interesting tidbits to share?
I absolutely adore dogs and often rescue and foster abandoned ones, so after you’re done checking out the great work of The Borgen Project, feel free to check out “Bon Repo,” my street dog adoption initiative on Facebook.
My compassion/humility list:
I will do the following for any friends or family who donates in my honor…
- Mail you a Bosnian artwork postcard for $20
- Give you special access to one of three independent films on the Bosnian war conflict for $30
- Name a dog I’m fostering by your name and send you photos of it and other updates for $50
- Host you at my house in Bosnia and Herzegovina and feed you local delicacies for $100
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