"Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive...then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
Howard Thurman

Saturday, July 31, 2010

One of our Cash for Work teams doing rubble removal
My CFW Co-workers, planning work in one of our camps

The really hard part of work right now is the sheer number of people that need to work but a very limited Cash for Work budget.  It is so hard to be followed by large groups of people asking for work and have to say our jobs are full through October when funding ends.  Cash for Work is such a great way to quickly get cash into the hands of those that need it most after emergency situations.  After the initial burst of cash, the focus needs to move to long-term, sustainable livelihoods programs, but it's tough to tell people who need money right now.  

So, while we wait for more funding we do the best we can with what we have and focus on the positives.  Fortunately, I work with some great guys (shown above) who are working very hard to make a difference in their country.

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