“My father is a remarkable man (yes, I am biased!),” she wrote. "Even at 65, he is still traveling tirelessly around the world, imagining new ways to transform the lives of those in need.
“He continues to inspire me with his energy, his vision, his optimism, and his commitment – ensuring that everyone has the chance, as he did, to “have a heck of a story.” My father wants every person to have an opportunity for a better life, whether in the United States, Peru, Rwanda, or beyond.
“It amazes me and fills me with great gratitude that no matter where he goes, my father finds people who share his vision, and who care.
“As we’re saying goodbye to 2011, my father is already hard at work making sure his Foundation reaches even more people in 2012, including:
- Teaching farmers more efficient farming techniques and helping them find stable markets and fair prices. The Foundation’s work in Malawi is already benefiting more than 4,000 farmers;
- Providing life-changing cataract surgeries to more than 25,000 Peruvians – with a goal of reaching 50,000 Peruvians by 2013; and,
- Working with private investors, NGOs, Haitian entrepreneurs and the government of Haiti to support education, capacity building, and facilitate the creation of more than 20,000 jobs through new developments.
“All of these efforts are about empowering people to transform their own lives and their communities – and every day, the Clinton Foundation is working to do just that."
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