A Small Act

When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she never expected to hear from him. Years later, Chris Mburu, now a Harvard graduate, sets out to meet the woman who inspired his career as a UN human rights attorney, and to pay her generosity forward. Founding a scholarship program in Back’s name, Mburu returns to Kenya to attempt the same transformation for a new generation, but an embattled school system and a runaway political crisis throw unexpected obstacles in his way. Inspiring at every step, A Small Act is a testament to the exponential power of kindness.

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