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Wayne and Marta von Borstel with locals and others in front of a home in Dogobak, one of the three villages in Papua, Indonesia where von Borstel supports Christian schools.

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Wayne von Borstel remembers the first few schools he built for the impoverished. They were in Africa, and they were big and beautiful. But he saw them as monuments to American wealth, plopped incongruously amongst grass huts. Von Borstel, who owns von Borstel & Associates, an investment firm with locations in The Dalles and Portland, decided he would take a different approach.

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