The Reverend Hilda Kabia’s report on the burgeoning entrepreneurship by the village women is astounding, exciting and absolutely amazing.  To think that it started with a very small loan on Karimu’s part brings me to my knees.  It also brings us joy to see what the women are doing with the money generated by their hard work.   You, dear readers and supporters are making our work possible.  Here is an Ethiopian proverb that I read just today:  “Kindness lifts a person up from the ground.”  We have said over and over that this is biblical territory.  You are helping to lift these people up and believe me, it is from the ground. 

I too send good wishes to each and every one of you for the new year.  2015!  We all start anew.

With love and blessings,