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PointOne President Scott Petersen

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Local Company Funds Ugandan School

Scott Petersen, 39, is president and owner of PointOne Recruiting Solutions, a management-level recruiting firm specializing in manufacturing, banking and construction. The company donates some of its profits to a charity every year.

In the past, dollars went to local groups, but in 2011 the drinking-water shortage in Africa kept popping into Scott Petersen’s head. He started searching for “African wells” online and found Walusimbi, who was living in Kenosha at the time. Talks with Walusimbi revealed he was about to return to his home country of Uganda, to a small village where he planned to take over a private elementary and middle school founded by his wife’s missionary parents years before.

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