sign up (free!)
"People come to me on waves of memory, but all of them are ghosts. The sound of a distant ocean covers me with surf, that tide that bears me back eternally into the past, back to the place where I was born. My mother took me out in our little fishing boat, out on the open water of the sea. The thrum and hiss of surf upon the shore behind us, the breaking rhythm never ceasing. My mother waited until we were out of sight of land. She waited to tell me the secret." -- from the novel Sinful Folk
This young girl’s positivity is so inspiring! At Voss Foundation, we aim to help girls like her stay in school and grow to become empowered women. Monika Ettlin: Africa | Beautiful smiling Ethiopian girl, as she carries a heavy load of water home | © Peace Corps, via Flickr water.org
Millions of people all over the world are without such basic needs as clean drinking water. Check out the faces of children in their village after humanitarian efforts have built a well in their community. It means everything in the world to them! think about it next time you're whining about doing the dishes w/ hot running water ...