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Why Ryan Hall's Heligator Records Funds A Library In An African Refugee Camp

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Ryan Hall and his wife Adelyn were Peace Corps volunteers in Swaziland, Africa from 2011-2013. They worked at a 400-person refugee camp, the Malindza Refugee Reception Centre, that people fled to due to war, genocide and government collapse.

The two started various initiatives at the camp including income generation workshops for women, business development workshops, English and HIV classes, health and sanitation workshops, a group to empower young girls and a 1,200-book library for and run by refugees.

Today, Ryan?'s non-profit record label Heligator Records, which focuses on experimental and ambient music, exists to continuously fund the library from Cincinnati. Ryan joins us to talk about his experience working at the refugee camp and how Heligator Records continues to make a difference there.