Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What a welcome!

We went to Cascalheira without bringing anything with us. Just to visit and assess what has developed, what is needed to be done, etc. Of course there's no way to let them know we are coming, we just showed up. We always just show up. We had the most warm, friendly and affectionate welcome. The children gave the sweetest hugs, the adults with beautiful smiles and hugs. We have grown to love these incredible people. Look at the smiles. They are in our hearts. They live so simply. Barely anything is in their little shacks. For all of you who have helped and donated, our gratitude is very big. For those who are touched and want to reach out, please do so. As always, any amount is gratefully accepted. I would like to start a literacy/book club. Perhaps starting with a few children, around 8 and have them meet 2 hours 2-3 times a week with a teacher and they would read a book. If anyone has any ideas on how to get this started please email me at


EcoDea said...

Great pics! Looking forward to meeting you and getting to know Cascalheira!

Kiani said...

There is no info on the web concerning eating fresh raw cacao because it is inedible. Raw Cacao you buy has been processed and tastes terrible when trying to eat it without heating, drying, or fermenting it.