(9/21/08. This posting is not in its correct place chronologically, but is being re-posted as a correction. I wrote it early in February after returning from
A challenge to economic development is lack of resources: How does a person pull herself up by her bootstraps when she has no boots?! Let me reframe that, because I don't believe in "lack of resources." My mother taught me that sometimes you simply have to look harder to identify and locate them.
Problem: Petauke is a very small place, and the market has no beads or other supplies for making these items.
Solution: I emailed Heidi Horan, Harambee's angel in
This is not work. Can there be more fun than a group of women engaged together productively, sharing, eating, talking about home and family?! When we broke for lunch, I received a lesson in proper use of a hoe. Now that was work!
On Sunday the priest announced from the pulpit that the women's group had a fine variety of rosaries and jewelry for sale in the tuck shop. After mass we were swamped with customers and orders. The whole town was talking about "Heidi beads." Congratulations, my friend; you've scored another direct hit for