Founder’s Corner

Heidi Kuhn - Founder & CEOAs a fifth generation resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, a deep respect for the preservation of land was handed down to me through the generations of our family. I was deeply inspired by the leadership of Princess Diana who brought the world’s attention to the vast destructive power of landmines that has wiped out the bounty of the land and shattered millions of lives around the world.In staying “true to my roots,” I founded Roots of Peace to remove the scourge of landmines and bring the land back into productive use for the next generation now living in landmine affected countries. Roots of Peace has been planted on the rich soils of Afghanistan, as our MINES TO VINES™ vision to transform minefields into bountiful agricultural fields is being accomplished. Over 100,000 landmines and UXO’s have been removed since September 11, 2001—turning seeds of terror into seeds of hope! Cancer is a landmine, and landmines are a cancer to the earth. Yet, there is a cure — removal. As a cancer survivor, I ask that you join me in this global quest for landmine removal. The eradication of poverty begins only when soils are free of terror and the bounty of the land restored. Join us as your generous gift of time, talent and treasure will help us realize this goal.

Heidi Kuhn with Afghan Farmer

Landmine survivor and grape farmer proudly shows Heidi Kühn his vineyard that is flourishing as a result of participating in Roots of Peace’s program.

 

Heidi with Angolan children

While taking a break from a project, Heidi Kühn shows excited Angolan children how to blow bubbles.

 

Heidi delivering hand-knit clothing to Afghan children

Heidi Kuhn and Diane Baker deliver hand-knit clothing to Afghan children.

 

Heidi Kühn and Mrs. Shamim Jawad lay the foundation stone for the new Kyleigh Kühn School in Mir Bocha Kot, Afghanistan built with funds raised by American children in the RoP Penny Campaign.

Heidi Kühn and Mrs. Shamim Jawad lay the foundation stone for the new Kyleigh Kühn School in Mir Bocha Kot, Afghanistan built with funds raised by American children in the RoP Penny Campaign.

 

Before she founded Roots of Peace, Heidi Kuhn was once a reporter for KRON 4 news. This is one of the reports she did on investment in Russian businesses.

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