Ben Affleck Provides Congressional Testimony on Charity for Africa

The 42-year-old Academy Award winner testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Thursday, stressing the importance of the United States providing foreign aid to African countries.
Wife Jennifer Garner and daughter Violet proudly watched on as the actor-director spoke alongside fellow philanthropist Bill Gates.
He also acknowledged Gates, whose Belinda & Melinda Gates Foundation is instrumental in developing ways to support sustainable African agriculture.
Affleck pointed out, though, that Starbucks just made a major purchase of coffee from the region.
Afflect called the move by Starbucks, "a clear testament to what's possible for Congo, this isn't charity or aid in the traditional sense. It's good business."
Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham appreciated Affleck's testimony, saying (per The Wall), "Jennifer and Violet and very proud. Well done."



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