Growing up in a third-world country, I have seen and experienced poverty and illiteracy. I cooked on an outdoor mud fireside, used outdoor bathroom facilities, and had just about enough to eat. Having more than one ‘good’ dress and one pair of shoes for special occasions was a luxury. Both of my parents were teachers, so we had some income, barely enough to meet our needs. Today, as I look back at where I came from, I am very grateful for a very determined and driven mother, who literally dragged us out of poverty by making a way for us to get an education. This non-profit is dedicated to her, a woman that worked tirelessly for her family and for the cause of education in Guyana. Opportunities to improve oneself are very rare in 3rd world countries. There are many reasons for this, ranging from political to economical, to personal commitment and motivation. But, in spite of the motivation and a desire for change, many people do not have the opportunities that propel change. That’s the gap we want to bridge! Allow me to introduce you to One Book at a Time! One Book at a Time is a registered 501 (C) (3) organization whose mission is to improve literacy specifically in impoverished areas in Guyana and wherever else the opportunity may present itself. We do this by conducting reading camps that focus on various reading components. We encourage reading through strategic and targeted reading instruction, through the supplication of different genres of books and and by providing opportunities to write. We might not be able to make a difference in the world because the need is so great, but we can make a world of difference for some! Join us! Ask how you can help!