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You may have noticed a new badge in our side bar.  I put it in last week.  It involved copying and pasting HTML code, which is always just a little scary for me.  

It links to our We-Care.com marketplace so that you can make a donation to Pediatric AIDS Canada just by adding one click to your online shopping.

It’s easy, it’s cool, it costs you nothing.  There are now nearly 1000 online merchants signed up with We-Care.com so chances are, at least  a few of the places you regularly shop online are already participating.

Next time you need to buy something online, please click through to our online marketplace first.  You’ll find the merchants you want, make a donation to a great cause at no extra cost to you and possibly even save money with the great coupons on offer!


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Little girl in doorway

I don’t think I’ve introduced you to the little girl in our banner have I?

I met her the day I visited St. Therese House of Hope in the Rift Valley.  She had only arrived there a little while before, malnourished and weak.  But she was getting lots of love and good food.

I have no doubts that if I went back today I’d hardly recognize her.  At that age, a bit of care makes such a difference!

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It’s Friday.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I could use a smile.

Meet Gloria.  She wants to be a journalist.  And she is so grateful to the donors who make it possible for her to have dreams for the future.

And frankly, so am I.

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 On the Road to St. Mary's Mission Hospital

Rob Crilly is a freelance journalist who has been living in Nairobi for the last few years.  As he packs up to leave, he’s evaluating his time there. 

This article made me smile.  I only spent a month in Kenya, but it has a way of attaching itself to your heart.

The “How are you?” inquiry was  a particular favourite of mine.  The man who ran the gift shop of one of the hotels I stayed in explained that in most of Africa, no conversation starts without it.  And if you try, people will think you’re being very rude.

Amazing the cultural differences in this world.  I picked up “How are you?” so enthusiastically that I keep starting conversations here at home with it.  Much to the annoyance of the busy vendors at our local farmers’ market.

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