Clinton to Clinton – Mission Accomplished

This afternoon William Clinton, from Kigali, Rwanda, received a signed photograph from U.S. President William Clinton.

William Clinton - Rwanda, receives signed photo from President William Clinton - United States.

William Clinton – Rwanda, holding signed photo from President William Clinton – United States.

Last January while photographing a micro finance story for Rwanda’s Coojad cooperative bank,  I met a bartender named William Clinton.  Leaving with his email in hand, I planned to send him a photo of President William Clinton, when I returned to the United States.  If only I hadn’t lost the email.  Then I had an idea.

In October I made a 5×7 print with photos of the two Clintons side by side, and sent it to a good friend who works for the Clinton  Foundation, in New York city.  He passed it on to President Clinton.   How wonderful it would be, I wrote to the president, if I could bring to the Rwandan William Clinton a signed photograph from the U.S. William Clinton.  It never hurts to ask.  I believe my wife thought I was crazy, until the signed photo came in the mail shortly before I left for Rwanda.

Today I completed my mission.  Thank you President Clinton!  You scored big with your Rwandan namesake.

Copyright 2009 Adam Bacher.  Absolutely no usage without prior authorization.



  1. turinimana j.bosco July 7, 2010 at 5:15 am #

    murakoze cyaneeeee

  2. Johnnyson Paulo Clinton December 18, 2009 at 4:24 am #


  3. Sara November 16, 2009 at 6:56 am #

    okay, now it’s working :-) I LOVE LOVE LOVE this story Adam & glad you could share it with all of us!!

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