The Borrowers

March 26, 2009

I’m more than halfway through my fellowship and it has not been just fun and games.  As many other volunteers in Thanh Hoa will tell you, 5 weeks is around the time the rose-coloured glasses come off.

Even still, there are occasional sparks of light and warmth that can be found.  Here are some of mine…

FPW borrowers

FPW borrowers

These are some of the women that I have visited here in Thanh Hoa.  I’ve met farmers who raise pigs to earn additional income, a woman who plans to open her own juice restaurant (her drinks are delicious!), a 23-yr old woman who works all day to support her children, a widow who lost her husband in the Vietnam war…

They remind me of why I’m here and why I am happy to stay.

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One Response to “The Borrowers”

  1. Wendy said

    The experience looks amazing. We have to catch up when you get back!

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