Friday, December 22, 2006

Catching up with the Rickshaw Runners

My adventuresome and oh-so-good-hearted online pal, Dave, and his intrepid and lovely daughter, Susan, are making good progress through India.

Dave is enjoying the warmth and kindness of the Indian people. Susan reports they've surpassed their minimum amount of donations (meaning an Indian family WILL get a rickshaw to provide a means of work/livelihood), and they've raised their target in order to do more for the people of that nation.

Here's part of their travel reporting:

The Taj Majal was breathtaking. It is such an beautiful and unparalleled expression of the grief of a widower. The Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore perfectly describes the Taj as "a teardrop on the face of eternity."

Out of breath from hauling our luggage we met a woman and her nephew at the train station leaving Agra. They were both warm and generous and made sure we got a ticket on the fully booked train. A strong, independent business woman, she is the first person we've met in India who has had full faith that we will not only live through the trip, but make it in time.

Check their progress at TO BE SORTED.

Support their cause HERE.

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