Posted by: kam6761 | April 30, 2009

Namibian Dreams

So the site is up and running! To check out what we’re up to, go to http://www.namibiandreams.org. For those of you that have no idea what I’m talking about, we’ve finally secured Meameno and Paulina visas to travel to the United States! Needless to say, we’re ELATED.

The site has been put up to drum up awareness of what’s going on and, of course, to solicit donations. I’m extremely touched by the generosity of those who have already donated, and am just getting another important lesson regarding the kindness of strangers. Thus far, the biggest donation has been $57 from a guy in New Zealand that neither Dan or I even know!

This also goes to show the importance of expanding the network of people we reach. If you are reading this, and you don’t intend on donating (which is obviously TOTALLY fine), please forward along the information to anyone you know who is interested in humanitarian and philanthropic work.

I think many people think since they can’t do A LOT, they don’t do anything, and that’s a terrible solution– not only in this case, but for life in general! Every tiny bit helps, whether it be telling a few friends, giving us website recommendations, or donating $5.

If people are apathetic and feckless, it’s one thing. Those people would not come to this website. If you are reading this, and want to do something, I want it to be clear that ANYTHING is better than nothing. If you can’t personally donate but could hang a flyer up at your church, AWESOME! If you can write a blog or newspaper article about Namibian Dreams, GREAT! Every person has a unique talent or quality– whether it be an ability with words, a large network or friends, or a knack for baking really awesome cakes (how cool would a bake sale be?!?).

We appreciate, from the bottom of our hearts, the smallest of gestures. A lot of small things can make a gigantic difference, so please follow your heart and take a few small steps along this journey with us.

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

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