Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/11

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Subject: [Leica] Dimes For Hunger
From: telyt at (Doug Herr)
Date: Sun Jul 11 10:26:39 2004

on 7/11/04 9:14 AM, Tina Manley at images@InfoAve.Net wrote:

> At 07:28 AM 7/11/2004 +0200, you wrote:
>> Again, I wish in no way to belittle or minimize the noble effort done by
>> Tina and her organization, but wanted to put a broader perspective on it.
>> Nathan
> Nathan -
> I agree 100% with everything you have said.  Our group studies the
> economies of the countries we visit and usually have an economist and human
> rights person come to speak to the group while we are in the country.  We
> also do our small part by buying organic coffee directly from the HPI
> farmers and bringing cases of it back to sell in our presbytery.  We also
> buy handicrafts directly from the craftspeople and bring those back to
> sell, too.  The profits are returned to the co-operatives in Honduras and
> Guatemala.  I know that what we do is just a drop in the bucket, but it
> does make a difference in a few lives.  We meet with our congressman, John
> Spratt, regularly.  He is a Presbyterian and member of our presbytery and
> has been interested in going on the trips with us, but he's afraid his
> presence would be a distraction so he depends on us to come back and tell
> him what's going on in Central America from our perspective.  He has been a
> big supporter of fair trade programs.
> Thanks for caring!
> Tina

Tina I can't say nearly enough about the wisdom and effectiveness of this
approach.  More power to you!

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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