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NAIROBI, Kenya — There was some trepidation from the U.S. Department of State on NCUA traveling to Kenya given the unrest in certain parts of Africa, but those fears were quickly extinguished when NCUA Vice Chairman Rodney Hood and Policy Advisor Carlton Hoskins arrived in Nairobi.

“We saw a complete antithesis of what is shown in the media. We saw folks that have hope and inspiration,” said Hood, who first traveled to Africa shortly after college during a missionary trip to build churches. “It was the most incredible experience and it ran counter to everything we may think about Africa.”

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