Monthly Archives: December 2017

Reflecting on a Year and the Meaning of Life

The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away. A 3-foot square image of this quote, attributed to Pablo Picasso, was propped up in a shop window on a busy street in Atwater Village. It was likely intended to lead one into the shop where,

Sewing Alum Claudine Defines Peace [Congo]

Claudine graduated from Action Kivu’s Sewing Workshop, Class of 2015, taking with her a sewing machine and all the tools necessary to start her own business. When Claudine joined the Sewing Workshop, she was the mother of a child forced upon her. With the skills she learned, Claudine began a new journey: she started her

Never Too Late to Learn: At 66, Cirezi Joined Action Kivu’s Literacy Program

Mama Cirezi is an inspiration for us all: It’s never too late to learn! Join the movement for equality and education today:   More about Action Kivu in Congo: Amani’s Vision: Together We Will Leave a Legacy of Integrity [Video] To Protect One Protects Many: Action Kivu’s HIV/AIDS Education & Testing A Goat’s Good Standing:

Right to Health in Congo: World AIDS Day 2017

Today is World AIDS Day, and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than 36 million people around the world who are living with AIDS. Newsweek reports, “only half are receiving appropriate treatment, which makes the NGO’s global theme for the 30th World AIDS Day particularly fitting. This year, WHO declared the