The Untouchables…

            Ramana’s Garden provides a loving home for 68 kids and a free school for over 120 children. It was founded 18 years ago by Dr. Prabavati Dwabha, an American woman from Colorado Springs, CO.  In addition, it provides the children with nutritious meals, promotes creativity, expression and vocational skills for…

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A journey to the Himalayas…

Rise & Shine!               Whenever I have early travel plans, I have a difficult time sleeping as I am paranoid that I will sleep through my alarm (yes, I am the girl that sets 3 alarms). I left my room at 5:30am and headed to the New Delhi Railway…

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Are you afraid???

…..of DYING??   Death, a touchy subject for many and not one that we talk about openly. This is an up close and personal experience I had witnessing death in a completely different way than ever before while volunteering at Mother Teresa’s hospice in Calcutta. Seeing the eastern perspective and views about death makes me that…

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A day in our shoes…

                When we enter the gate at Prem Dan, I can finally stop holding my breath after the intense, in-your-face-walk (check out pictures from the previous blog). I was surprise at how organized things were and was glad that there was always work to be done. There isn’t…

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Mother Teresa’s Charity

**No Photo’s are allowed at Mother House (only her tomb). At my project “Prem Dan,” I got permission to take some on my last day** Missionaries of Charity This charity was founded by Mother Teresa in 1950. She was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary who lived most of her life in India. Missionaries…

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Boarding to Kolkata!

Project #3 I stuck out like a sore thumb on this flight. It was quite an entertaining experience to say the least. There was a HUGE family traveling together that literally took up 1/3 of the plane who played musical chairs for about 20 minutes. When they finally sat, their appetizer session began. Snacks started…

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The best gift I’ve ever given!!!

                      “Everyone deserves to have clean water!”            Christmas Eve, 2014   In August 2014, I had a garage sale and sold most of my belongings. I needed to save whatever I could for my personal expenses during the next 6 months…

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Come get a tour of this project!!!

Project #2: What: Building Bio-Sand Water Filters in Cambodia  I have been SOOO excited for this project to begin! The ability to give others access to clean water is truly priceless. Would I be able to build with my back still incredibly swollen and sensitive from the accident (read what happen a few posts ago)?…

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