The education of an idealist
Trip Start Sep 17, 2009
17Trip End Nov 17, 2009
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we have learned the hard way to kind of step aside and that handouts arent a solution. oftentimes a gift as simple as a used bottle of water sends them into a joyous dance since it helps them be able to efficiently carry the most precious of resources:water
a few photos of the pencil distribution on here
I wrote a song about my wife called Ęsafari masterĘ heres the best line
Ęshe rides the boat all day day and camps all night
she wont eat the chicken cause she hates its plight
since there are no refrigerators on the boats the chicken rides with you in the back of the boat: when its time to eat it, well, you know; then they servre it up nice and salty and erin gets sad
1) makes you either appreciate the meat you eat more
some organizations we have discovered are great to help these families:
2) motopumps to bring water from the river to rice patties
4) potters for peace-if this gets started in mali...