Bookstore Manager Motivates Generosity in Niger

(posted by Better World Books alum, Niko Tomlinson)

Sherry Lacenski, Textbooks Manager of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix Bookstore and long-time supporter of Better World Books and Books for Africa, has a daughter, Pita, doing incredible work in Tassobon , Niger through the Peace Corps.  Sherry has been able to get involved by helping Pita to raise money here in the US for a project to build two new water wells in the village in which Pita is serving.  Through the generosity of 65 donors, she was able to bring over the $7,000 needed to fully fund the fresh water wells. For more information visit the Tassobon Well Project.

Sherry’s next project is a book donation to support an entire school in the Dosso school district. Sherry is currently coordinating with a volunteer nearby to her daughter Pita in Niger named Jessy Wilt along with Books for Africa. More Information on Jessy’s project is available at

Sherry’s amazing commitment to literacy and supporting community development in Africa through continually running book drives during her store’s buyback at the end of each semester in support of Books for Africa and Better World Books is truly inspiring!

Tassobon School

Kids in Niger Classroom

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