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I enjoy hearing from readers, especially about their work with various charities. Recently, a reader shared with me the fact that her choir was raising money for the Kinamba Project. The Kinamba project is a primary school for children in Rwanda who cannot afford to school. Relying on donations, they provide everything necessary for the children, including food. Some of the children receive their primary nutrition from the school, because their families are in poverty. Some of the children are suffering with HIV/Aids.
This project is an attempt to provide aid and education in a country that was torn apart by genocide. You can find out more about Kinamba on their website. Please consider giving.
Another reader contacted me about a fundraiser she is involved in for To Write Love On her Arms. This organization provides support to those suffering from depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. They also provide financial support for medical care and treatment. The organization began with this story.
In addition to the poetry of the story, I was struck by the contrast behind the desperation of a woman writing hateful things about her self on her own skin, versus the act of writing words of love on those same arms. Replace the self-loathing with love. Please consider giving.
All the best, everyone, and thank you for your continued support,