Tag: Rwanda

We helped the brother, can we help the sister?

Benigne age 12, Patience’s sister I’d be lying if I said that this was year seven of raising money for Patience, the young Rwandan I met in 2007 when I went over there for work. Due to Cheese-Its’ immense generosity last year, we raised double what we needed and thus were able to sponsor his Read more…

Wiring money to Rwanda: what a way to end 2013

So, this happened today — In case you don’t speak Western Union, RWF = Rwandan Francs. For the sixth year in a row, Cheese-Its have come together to sponsor the education of a young Rwandan whom I met while I was over there in 2007, whose heart-wrenching story stuck with me, and today, I got to Read more…

How do you choose how you part with your money?

I had the privilege of traveling to Rwanda a few years ago to shoot footage for a non-profit that’s helping to rebuild the country post-genocide.  My host when I was there, a Rwandan nun named Sister Anna, shared with me some of the atrocities she, her family, and her religious order endured in ’94, and Read more…

You’re… welcome?

I’ve been having weird encounters with “Thank you’s” recently.  Weird meaning I don’t know how to react and that I feel odd accepting the Thank You. When I went to Rwanda a couple of years ago, I met a little boy, Patience, seen above with his sister and mom, with whom, even though we couldn’t Read more…

Life’s to do list, cont.

1 – 32 33 – 45 46. Become a good public speaker 47. Be interviewed by a Brit (October 2009) 48. House swap with a Brit 49. Do anything with a Brit 50. Have a car with power-windows and locks – allowed myself one luxury when I bought Rosita in 2001 and decided on air Read more…