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Christmas-in-a-basket 2012

Christmas-in-a-basket 2012

As follow up to our “Christmas-in-a-basket” campaign this past December, I’d like to share with you a letter staff member Lorena Sac wrote to me after all the baskets had been delivered.  Lorena has been the driving force behind the volunteer effort...
Transitions

Transitions

You’d think that after all these years I’d be used to it, the process of getting from Connecticut to Guatemala.  Finishing up the projects I’ve been working on, frantically tying up a million loose ends, packing 250 pounds of luggage (literally), the...
The Back and Forth

The Back and Forth

First there were ten busy days spent all over the Greater Chicago Area, hosted by wonderful friends helping to spread the word about Education and Hope.  Then back to Connecticut for only three days, just enough time to unpack, do laundry, and re-pack before leaving...
A Room of One’s Own (well, sort of…)

A Room of One’s Own (well, sort of…)

For me, the most meaningful renovation project so far was the first on my list of priorities: a new bathroom for our housekeepers and cooks.  On any given day there are 13 women preparing meals and taking care of our buildings, yet only one bathroom for them to shower...