According to a news report one of the world’s largest refugee camps in Kenya has housed up to 400,000 people, most of them have fled there from their own homes because of famine. To see pictures of the desert dust bowl that is the camp one instantly knows the people there aren’t much better off.
Yet, the women there do whatever they must to feed themselves and their children. Some of them actually grow vegetable gardens in that god-forsaken piece of earth carrying up to 15 containers of water, one woman’s has her eight children help her, everyday to keep the plants alive and growing. After all their labor the families get to keep some of their meager harvest, but sell most of it.
What a world!
Growing up, I wondered why it was that people around me were so poor and why should I have so much, never knowing what its like to go hungry, homeless or without lifes luxuries– it never made any sense.
Now, I know why famine, poverty, disease, war, economice upheaval and every other human misery exits– We the People create and grow All the hopelessnes in this world.
We are winning the reward there is for imperfection. I can smile and cry at the same damn time.