By year two, our friends started showing up. The hour drive to the airport became a familiar one as welcomed those who heard the story and accepted the invitation to ‘come & dance’. Roommates, sisters, friends of friends, the teacher with the summer off… CLD quickly became equipped with the most powerful resource: PEOPLE. Their love, time, listening ear, and willingness to serve propelled us into a grassroots movement toward discovering the root of the orphan cycle and finding a long term solution to poverty.
While walking alongside this community of street kids, each day was an adventure as everyone gave what they could and offered their skills in creative ways. These were the days that the relationships and trust were built, bonds we are still cultivating ten years later.