Stories

Be humble. Be teachable. Always keep learning.

We learn much from those who continue to smile in the face of adversity; from those who open their hearts to, and trust in, the kindness of strangers; from those whose gratitu... We learn much from those who continue to smile in the face of adversity; from those who open their h...

Blog, Travel Stories

Threads of Opportunity

We follow Martine through her gate and into her yard. But we are not the only ones to follow her lead. An entire group of women is copying her every move. Copying – not only t... We follow Martine through her gate and into her yard. But we are not the only ones to follow her lea...

In The Field

Threads of Joy

Paola may live alone, but she is anything but. Her home is where her family congregates. Hers is where the grandkids are — all of them, all of the time, she jokes. And even tr... Paola may live alone, but she is anything but. Her home is where her family congregates. Hers is whe...

In The Field

Common Threads

It is in visiting Change for Children projects, in meeting those impacted by this organization, in witnessing the change and the difference that can be made to real lives, rea... It is in visiting Change for Children projects, in meeting those impacted by this organization, in w...

Blog, In The Field

Everyone smiles in the Same Language

By Clinic Day 4, we unload and unpack our equipment/supply bins with the ease of a finely tuned pit crew. We arrive to patients waiting in the shade of the few trees in the ch... By Clinic Day 4, we unload and unpack our equipment/supply bins with the ease of a finely tuned pit ...

Blog, In The Field, Travel Stories

Seeing the World just a little More clearly

We set up clinic space in health centre hallways, in classrooms, in a church, and in a lean-to shelter. Inside. Outside. We are flexible. And the patients are patient. Through... We set up clinic space in health centre hallways, in classrooms, in a church, and in a lean-to shelt...

Blog, In The Field, Travel Stories

Enabling the Everyday

It is not every day that one returns to communities in Nicaragua to witness water flowing freely where previously there was none. It is not every day, but it is today. It is not every day that one returns to communities in Nicaragua to witness water flowing freely whe...

Blog, In The Field, Travel Stories