"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

3.05.2008

don't try to hide it

Here's a pretty amazing story about diamonds in a trash heap.

I cannot tell you how many people I know in DR Congo who do the same thing - who go to work in the worst, hardest places, because they know that's where they are needed the most. Like my friend C, who goes to talk to soldiers about how they have to stop using rape as a weapon of war. Or the Catholic sisters who've been working in the market area in Goma for 30 years to teach street girls to sew, one by one by one, in hopes that they'll have a chance in life. Or a little boy who got a $5 loan from C & E to start a business, which has grown and grown and grown, to the point that he's able to keep his siblings in school.

2 Comments:

Blogger Lindsay said...

And why haven't you told me about this friend, C? Because obviously I need to know this person. A lot.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 9:06:00 PM

 
Blogger texasinafrica said...

Yeah, he's amazing. Do you speak French?

Thursday, March 06, 2008 12:53:00 AM

 

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