More Suebobian action over at Linkateria.
The other day I wrote about lying awake at 3 a.m. in despair over my government and how they are behaving.
The next day I heard Hugh Masekela talking about South Africa.
Suddenly, it hit me. We won that one. Despite all odds, justice and mercy and goodness prevailed over evil.
I was no Steve Biko, but I wrote dozens of letters about apartheid. I protested, I boycotted - and many of the college students I knew did the same.
Our part may have been a teeny tiny drop, but in the end, people all over the world filled that bucket to overflowing and apartheid, which seemed as if it would last forever, disappeared from the face of the earth. Hallelujah.
If we can end apartheid, what else can we do if we get together? Imagine. That's the first step.
And while you're doing that, I am going to ask for help with one of my favorite projects. Women for Women International is a sponsorship organization that started in Bosnia and spread to other war-torn areas of the world.
For $27 a month, you get matched with a woman somewhere in the world who needs help. You support her and send her letters while she goes through a structured program to get back on her feet. If you are lucky, you may get letters back. The organization provides the translation services.
My goal is to convince 10 women to become sponsors before the end of the year. Naturally, I had to start with my cyberfriends, because you can't humiliate me by turning me down face to face.
Please let me know if you decide to sponsor. Even if you can't afford to do that, please consider a link over here to help me and these women out.
I have been doing this for over 5 years. With some women I have gotten letters. With others, nothing. It just makes me feel good to know for the price of a pair of cheap shoes, I can change a woman's life and make it so that she can feed and educate her children. My teeny tiny drop. Please consider filling the bucket with me.
Update: 3 pledges TODAY. Only 7 more to go!! Woo hoo! Thank you, thank you, thank you!