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06/28/2014

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Chelene Koenig

Hello,
Your update on your trip to South Africa prompts me to write about our Canadian "Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign".

We're a collection of more than 240 groups of grannies across Canada who raise funds to support the African grandmothers who are caring for children and grandkids orphaned by the AIDS/HIV pandemic. Despite their advancing age, these African gogos (an African word for grandmothers) take on feeding, clothing, housing and in other ways caring for the children who might otherwise be left on their own.

I'm 65 and can't imagine how these grannies can support 6, 10, 14, 20 and more children with love and daily needs - all in terribly impoverished situations. It's common that these grandmothers are much older than me! I get overwhelmed just thinking about it.

Thought you and readers might be interested to know about our Canadian grandmothers' work to help African gogos, women like you are meeting. There's a lot of history and info if you want to find out more. Refer to:
http://www.grandmotherscampaign.org

BTW, our local group of very dedicated fund-raising "gogos" aren't all quilters but we always use fabrics as part of our annual fundraisers, especially for wrapping pots and bowls for our potted sunflower sale and for our empty bowls luncheon.

Best regards and wishes for continued thought-provoking travels,
Chelene Koenig

Anne  Guiborat-Malatray

Je souhaite un excellent rétablissement à Dana. Je la remercie encore pour sa compétence et sa serviabilité. J'espère que pendant ces 6 semaines de repos elle sera entourée d'amis et d'affection. Tous mes voeux de bonne santé l'accompagnent.

Anne

Merian Davis

Hi Luana,
You certainly do travel the world. I love reading your blog and the comments and photos you send each week. I'm so excited to see that you are coming to New Zealand for our Symposium in Palmerston North. I have already registered to hear you lecture. Hope to meet you there.
Enjoy your trip to SA and hope you get lots of quilts for the orphanages there.
Cheers,
Merian Davis

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