A Thousand Hills To Heaven: Love, Hope, And A Restaurant In Rwanda by Josh RuxinA Thousand Hills To Heaven: Love, Hope, And A Restaurant In Rwanda by Josh Ruxin

A Thousand Hills To Heaven: Love, Hope, And A Restaurant In Rwanda

byJosh Ruxin

Hardcover | November 5, 2013

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One couple's inspiring memoir of healing a Rwandan village, raising a family near the old killing fields, and building a restaurant named Heaven.
Newlyweds Josh and Alissa were at a party and received a challenge that shook them to the core: do you think you canreallymake a difference? Especially in a place like Rwanda, where the scars of genocide linger and poverty is rampant?

While Josh worked hard bringing food and health care to the country's rural villages, Alissa was determined to put their foodie expertise to work. The couple opened Heaven, a gourmet restaurant overlooking Kigali, which became an instant success. Remarkably, they found that between helping youth marry their own local ingredients with gourmet recipes (and mix up "the best guacamole in Africa") and teaching them how to help themselves, they created much-needed jobs while showing that genocide's survivors really could work together.
While first a memoir of love, adventure, and family, A THOUSAND HILLS TO HEAVEN also provides a remarkable view of how, through health, jobs, and economic growth, our foreign aid programs can be quickly remodeled and work to end poverty worldwide.
Josh Ruxin is on faculty at Columbia University, directs Health Builders, and contributes to theNew York TimesandForbes. He and his wife, Alissa, live in Rwanda with their three children.
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Title:A Thousand Hills To Heaven: Love, Hope, And A Restaurant In RwandaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 1 inPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316232912

ISBN - 13:9780316232913

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"A Thousand Hills to Heaven is a memoir of making the impossible possible. The Ruxins created a model for success, and helped bring health and happiness to a region that desperately needed it."-Kurt Michael Friese, Civil Eats