Category Archives: poverty

Spin me a yarn

I loved seeing this gentleman at work this past spring at ISD during World Cultural Month and had the opportunity to chat with him, courtesy of a translator. He’s been weaving for 60 years. He is 75 years old. If … Continue reading

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Twenty-five babies and counting…

Last week we began volunteering at La Pouponniere on Saturday afternoons. If you’ve read posts on my blog(s) last year, you’ll remember that La Pouponniere¬†is an orphange that is run by Franciscan nuns for infants and children that are under … Continue reading

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What do you do with your leftovers?

Did you grow up with a mother telling you to finish all the food on your plate because there were kids starving in Africa? Was it just something annoying she’d say? The food on our plates as kids that we … Continue reading

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