Bloggers: Help us Build a Village in India

Passports With Purpose is a charity run by travel bloggers that I got involved with this year after interviewing one of the founders.  PWP was founded by Debbie DubrowPam Mandel,Beth Whitman and Michelle Duffy in 2008.  That year they raised $7,400 for Heifer International.  In 2009 they blew away their goal of  raising $14,000 to build a school in Cambodia, and raised $30,000, so they threw in a vegetable garden, a clean well, and a school nurse, in a addition to building the school.  The school, which was built with help from American Assistance for Cambodia, is already finished.

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The Taiwan Angels’ Tour for Toys: A Lesson in Perspectives of Poverty

Xpat Magazine June, 2007

t_angels_tour“Some of these kids are really poor,” Robert told me. “Some don’t even have shoes. If you see it you might cry.”

I was in the Cosby Saloon in Tainan talking to the owner, Robert Lo. He stood behind the bar with his back straight and his chin up. His black shirt was tucked tightly into his jeans beneath a prominent belt buckle.

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