Layton Croft’s stories
A Priceless Process
You have to drive 20 minutes to get there, and if you don't arrive at least 20 minutes before the game begins, you'll probably have to watch it standing. Unless you're the deputy mayor.
A Simple Trust
Ana used to have every reason not to believe those who talked about a better Serbia, about better lives for Serbians. But now she has every reason to believe, because she's the one talking.
A Better Bridge
One day a woman was walking across a bridge. She was carrying a four-month old baby. A car entered the narrow passage and suddenly swerved toward the woman. Frightened, she dropped her baby, who fell into the river and died.
There are no telephones, landline or mobile, in Lukare. But there should be.
To get to him you have to maneuver stomach-churning switchbacks. Right before you reach his town, when peaking southwestern Serbia's gorgeous Sandzak alps, all you need is a little inertia to carry you the rest of the way.
Squatting in the 11th Century
Community can mean vastly different things to different people.
Mongolia: President Carter, Financier Soros Meet with Mongolia Staff
Billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros and former United States President and philanthropist Jimmy Carter paid separate but simultaneous visits to Umnugovi province in the heart of Mongolia’s Gobi desert on September 8 and 9.
Mongolia: Oasis in the Gobi Desert
[Editor's note: This story was prepared by Layton Croft, Program Director for Information Systems with the Gobi Regional Economic Growth Initiative. Other stories he has written about the positive impact partnerships and information have played in Mongolia’s rural development.]