Campaigning for a project like this is hard work.
After writing six articles this month about Peasant Solidarity's clean water project three kind friends generously made contributions; an encouraging step in the right direction. After opening a Facebook page in aid of the project 18 of my friends and three others visited the page and 'liked' it. I spread the information via Twitter, G+ and few more social media sites and thought that nobody else had taken any notice of it at all.
Although I kept on telling myself: ''Rome was not built in one day'', by yesterday evening I was beginning to feel depressed.
This morning I got a very encouraging surprise. An (Esperanto-speaking) contact wrote saying he had sent information about the campaign to an organization whose goal it is to support projects like those of Peasant Solidarity. Whether anything comes of this referral is impossible to say.
475 people have visited my blog this month. Who they all are, I do not know. What I do know is, that at least one of them passed on the information to an organization that might or might not decide to help the people of Kalima.
It makes me hope that a few more people will take the time to do the same. In the last few years Social Media has played an important role in changing history for better or for worse. I do not want to make value judgements all I am asking you to do is to let Social Media work for the benefit of this good cause!
As you can see, it is such a beautiful day today where I am – the sun is shining, the trees are green, the birds are singing and I am in a much better mood.
Here's wishing you, wherever your are, a sunny, peaceful and pleasant weekend!