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Hastings resident Kari Haege poses for a photograph with two children at a village in Liberia. Haege has planned a benefit for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Calvary Chapel in Red Wing. The proceeds from the benefit are designated for a truck that would take the village's harvest to market.

Kari Haege of Hastings assists residents of Liberia

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When Kari Haege of Hastings went to Liberia in April as part of the adoption process for two children, she did not expect to be impacted as much as she was. The trip has changed her life.


In Liberia she saw firsthand what poverty does to a country. For many there, rice is the one and only food. There is no electricity and no running water.

Haege wanted to do something to help, and she is.

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