Not only does the book Half the Sky show what life can be like for women around the world, but it also absorbs you into the reality that many young girls face.
To read this book takes a bit of a strong stomach as several topics include gang rape, female genital mutilation, and HIV/AIDS. I was shocked to uncover the horrors that so many women have gone through around the world.
Yet, this book also brings a message of hope. A message that by promoting education and healthcare for young girls and women, they have a chance at a brighter future.
I highly suggest reading this book and checking out for yourself what women go through today – and what can be done about it tomorrow.
On July 30th I will be traveling with World Vision staff members and several other American bloggers to Bolivia – a country full of history, mystery, and hope.
Our group will join with Bolivian community leaders to take a look at World Vision child sponsorship programs. I am looking forward to understanding the status of children’s health and education within the country. I know that Bolivians will teach me so much about their culture. I want understand their ideas as to how we can all best help their children. It is with great appreciation that I am invited into such an opportunity.
It is with great pleasure to extend to you a personal hello.
The world needs to hear the stories and voices from the ones that can’t easily speak up for themselves. People have such incredible lives of overcoming obstacles – and hearing about them can be just like being a part of the adventure.
This blog hopes to capture the stories of the voiceless. To have a greater understanding of people around the world. To know what it truly means to walk in another person’s shoes. To try and love our neighbor as God has instructed us to do.
Welcome to the Discoveries of a Wanderer!