Families living in developing countries around the world often live in crumbling mud and stick shacks or huts pieced together from scraps found at the local garbage dump.
What’s your “word” for the New Year? Did you know you’re supposed to have one? In keeping with the current trend of compressing every thought into a Twitter-sized soundbite, some have decided that traditional New Year’s resolutions just won’t do. Instead, you can opt for a New Year’s word.
Last year we funded a housing project in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. This year we got to visit the beneficiaries of those new homes. One of them, 56-year-old Berhane, was especially grateful. Until Sr. Abeba of the Daughters of Charity helped her, she had been living in the streets.