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Thursday, February 19, 2009

ethiopia slideshow

As most of you know, this past November, Rick and I went to Ethiopia with the Cunningham Foundation, to teach beadmaking at Project Mercy. In the three weeks we spent there, we formed close bonds with many of the people at Project Mercy, including the wonderful beadmakers who are working so hard to perfect their art so that they can someday (soon!) support themselves and other programs within the compound. We returned home more excited than ever about helping these wonderful people to help themselves, and found the time was right to start a dream of ours - the Milagro Network, our very own 501c3 non-profit organization. We will continue to work closely with the Cunningham's, and with Project Mercy, as a "little foundation that supports bigger foundations". We plan to return to Ethiopia in November of 2009. In order to gather the necessary funds for such a big trip, we're asking for your help! Please click the button below to make your tax-deductable donation to the Milagro Network. With hard work, and a little help from our friends, we'll once again be able to share our time and talents with an entire community of deserving people. Thank you! Enjoy the photos!

Click the caption icon below to view without captions, or pause any picture for a longer look. At five seconds per slide, it takes about 25 minutes to view our three week trip. Grab a snack and enjoy!

You can also see the slideshow on my website. Click HERE to do that.

1 comment:

williamsburg beader said...

Hi Kim,
I haven't been reading blogs much lately, but I'm really glad I open up the e-mail alert this morning.
I'm in awe of your adventure. Truely once in a lifetime. I think I've read of Project Mercy (Marta & Deme) and Dr. Rick. What wonderful, inspiring people. And I'm sure they and the students will remember you forever.
Williamsburg, VA