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Kalamazoo-based Jericho Foundation funds education to develop leaders in post-war Bosnia



KALAMAZOO, MI -- In 1995, in the midst of the Bosnian War, two women met over coffee in a refugee camp in Zenica, Bosnia.


One of the women was Bosnian, providing for her family in a 10-by-10-foot living space; the other was an American volunteer from Kalamazoo.

The American, Joanna Shields, was volunteering in the country as a last farewell to her sister-in-law, Collette Webster, who worked as a medical volunteer for almost a year until she was killed by mortar fire in 1993.



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