Small acts improve lives

| September 21, 2010

Today Chris Mburu is a graduate of the Harvard School of Law. Not too long ago, he despaired of ever getting an education at all. A new documentary, A Small Act, chronicles Mburu’s remarkable journey from a mud hut in Kenya to the home of the United Nations, where he works as a human rights advocate.
But the most remarkable aspect of the story is the relationship between Mburu and an elderly Swedish woman named Hilda Back. She sponsored US$15 a month so that Mburu could complete his schooling. In the film, the two finally meet in Mburu’s birthplace. Says director Jennifer Arnold, anyone can change a life. “It can be something
simple, like donating toward a cause, or a bigger commitment.
It doesn’t take much – just do something.”

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