Working with Orphans


Meet Janet and Steve, two new friends from New Zealand who have moved to Kutch to build an orphanage shown in the background.  Since the folk arts of Kutch are passed down from generation to generation, we have a heart to to help Janet teach the orphans who will live here the traditional crafts of the region. The value of the tradition will be lost if it is taught by us, but we are sure we could entice some of the older women in nearby villages to do classes for them.

Janet and Steve were already building a workroom for teaching sewing, tailoring, etc, without even knowing we would be introduced.  We met them as we headed to another village and they were way out on a road.  We never even planned to meet, as we were not sure they were there.  Hardly an accident – all things work together for good.  They are living without water or electricity as they build the orphanage and they are an amazing, committed couple.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s