Category Archives: HFTD

Elephant Love Project

If you know me, you know I am a bit scared of animals. It’s common knowledge. Yet, I often find myself in areas surrounded by monkeys, nearly hyperventilating to view sea life, or now, sticking my hand in the mouth … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration at Free Bird Cafe

In the past, when I heard the word entrepreneur, I have always imagined someone who craved money to acquire fancy cars, big houses, and loads of toys for personal satisfaction. Lisa Nesser, founder of Thai Freedom House and Free Bird … Continue reading

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Out of Africa – Days of Transition

There was a moment in Malawi when I was stuffed in the back of a taxi – when I thought to myself, “I am not going to miss this.” You see, there were five of us in the back seat … Continue reading

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Girls Network Malawi – Amazing!

Just her name makes me happy. Pronounced as “ooh la la,” there is a sense of beauty, appeal, and fun. But, there is more to Ulala than a beautiful name, within her is a beautiful heart, dedicated work ethic, and … Continue reading

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Painting with Respect

Malawi is a picturesque country known as the “warm heart of Africa” based on the notably friendly nature of the people and the highly safe environment. While strolling the crowded streets of the Lilongwe, the capital city, greetings by strangers … Continue reading

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Visiting A Mauritanian Prison

Volunteering in a Mauritanian prison sounds foreboding and like something that should incite fear and skepticism. Instead, for seven days of painting, I entered the boys and women’s prisons feeling inspired, eager, and energized by the importance of the work … Continue reading

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Traveling with Doctors in Mauritania

Mauritanian landscapes are breathtaking. During the airplane’s incoming descent, the Atlantic Ocean reveals itself, but unlike most other cities, the Nouakchott coastline stands bare. Instead of typical beachfront properties and busy highways, sand travels as far as the eyes can … Continue reading

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