Season 2: Episode 2: The Impact of Climate

Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Over the years, Tanya has seen first hand, the impact of climate on AFCA's various programs. In this week's episode, Jen and Tanya talk about the endless challenges that these new weather patterns create. Excessive heat, drought, flooding, erosion and more are all impacting every part of life for our beneficiaries. Crops, raising animals, water accessibility and safety are just a few examples of what is at risk. AFCA considers how the changing environment will impact our sustainability programs, and why it's important for us to all be more resourceful, and less wasteful in caring for our [...]

2022-09-21T13:15:29+00:00

Season 2: Episode 1: Joys of the Summer

Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Welcome to season 2 of the AFCA Podcast, That’s a Terrible Idea… When Do We Start?!  We are so excited to kick off another season with you and to share with you, all the happenings and behind the scene work going on with AFCA’s programs as well as get to know the people behind AFCA and why they do the work that they do.I’m Jen Panattoni, marketing director of AFCA, and alongside me (When I can pin her down) is Tanya Weaver, our Executive Director and Chief, who would much rather be bumping along on a dirt [...]

2022-09-07T18:36:21+00:00

Episode 9: Volunteer Suzanne Heskin talks about traveling with AFCA

Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Join Jen as she sits with Suzanne Heskin, who has volunteered with AFCA and traveled with both Climb Up, Kilimanjaro, as well as Vacation with a Purpose Zimbabwe programs. If you are interested in learning more about our adventures, and how you too can plan a once in a lifetime trip that helps spread hope to those infected and affected by AIDS, you can learn more at www.afcaids.org/adventure Trips for 2023 are forming now!

2022-06-13T19:01:09+00:00

Episode 8: From Fitness Class to the Top of Kilimanjaro with Stefanie Watkins

Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Stefanie Watkins didn't see it coming, the day she met Tanya in a fitness class that one day, she would be beside her and a handful of other women, summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania  Join Jen in a conversation with AFCA's Board President, Stefanie as they chat about her volunteerism and adventures with AFCA and how meeting Tanya spark a series of adventures and a reconnection for her birth country, Africa, as well as the children and people she's met along the way. If you're interested in traveling along with us, AFCA offers a variety of adventure travel experiences that [...]

2022-05-25T12:43:12+00:00

Episode 3: Love stories, Weekly struggles and the value of flexibility

Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunesPodcast Homepage Jen and Tanya learn more about each other's love stories, commiserate on how easy it is for a working mother's schedule to blow up, and express gratitude for having each other as colleagues. The two compare stories on how they decided where to set their family roots, and how they both intended to adopt children, but life took them in a different direction.

2022-03-16T19:13:49+00:00

Episode 2: Vacation with a Purpose Zimbabwe

Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage Jen and Tanya chat about AFCA's Vacation with a Purpose program, the details, costs and more. Jen plans her first trip with the program to Zimbabwe with her 13 year old son, Charlie. We chat about how these programs change the lives of those that go, how they benefit our programs and relationships that remain even after the trip is over.  Other topics include how Aiden, Tanya's son, might be the world's best future boyfriend, and our love-hate relationship with smoothies.Resourceshttps://www.afcaids.org/vacation-with-a-purpose/

2022-03-07T18:16:14+00:00

Episode 1: Introduction to Jen and Tanya, AFCA’s work and how terrible ideas can be wonderful

Listen on: AnchorFM / Spotify / iTunes Podcast Homepage In this week’s and first full episode of the podcast, Jen and Tanya introduce each other. The two are nervous and not really sure how podcasting works, but decide to take a leap of faith into the world of podcasting In an effort to engage listeners to be curious about how they can help spread hope, Jen and Tanya kick off season 1 of their Podcast “That’s a Terrible Idea…. When Do We Start?! The two talk about the genesis of the charity, and how Tanya came to spearhead AFCA’s efforts as well as how the organization [...]

2022-03-02T18:33:56+00:00

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