Category Archives: India

A goddess of one’s own

A year ago I was in India, with several goals in mind. Yes, I was there to work with very poor women and their daughters. And to assist the Reach India office with their marketing. But I also had another … Continue reading

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A year ago I had a moment

A year ago I was in India, and was reconciling my understanding of poverty, over and over again. Every day. It was a hard trip, and it opened my eyes and broke my heart.  And I think about it. Every … Continue reading

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India-A Day of Reflection

I am home. I’ve had two days to organize my thoughts, my notes, my gifts and my laundry. I’ve shared my stories and tape recordings with my family. I have napped in the middle of the day, and I have … Continue reading

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India~The Last Day, Part Two

Just wanted y’all to know that I did get to make my check list of deliverables. We’ve just had a productive marketing meeting here in the Reach offices, and I finally feel like I am leaving with something tangible I … Continue reading

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India~The Last Day

This will be short, and no pictures. Quite frankly, I am having a hard time. I am sick (I believe the technical term is Delhi Belly) and barely made it through our day at the Reach offices yesterday. I had … Continue reading

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India~The Day of Despair

It is 6:00 am Thursday morning and I am awake in Kolkata. I have hot tea, clean sheets, a lovely bathroom, and breakfast downstairs. When I go home on Saturday, I will enter a home with multiple cupboards full of … Continue reading

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India~The Day of the Moment

I’m writing this from Patna, in the State of Bihar, but will post when we are back in Kolkata. I think it’s Tuesday. I woke up this morning feeling weary. I had bug bites on my face, and my body … Continue reading

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