Ethiopia was, for me, an incredible way to start my journey.
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Like Laura and 83 other friends, I was also part of Gary and Jeff’s incredible initiative in 2008 of drilling a water well for the Zata School in Northern Ethiopia.
I began to see that for every problem there is a solution.
I believe that God answers prayers by sending us to each other.
I grew up in a Catholic environment in Italy and was raised with the values and beliefs of helping people in need, of sharing your blessings with people you can help – but I have to say that I was never involved with something this big.
I believe because I feel so blessed with the great life I have, that somehow I would like to try to give back and help others.
I realize now, after coming back from Ethiopia, I was left with a deeper connection with the Ethiopian people, their history and their land.
There is so much I have to learn about the world and the people I will meet along the way.
When Gary approached me with the idea of joining him and Laura on their second visit to Ethiopia earlier this year, I had a clear vision of how I could help their charity.
I have a great passion for photography and I knew that it would allow me to capture the beautiful and unique moments of our trip and share them with the rest of our friends back in California.
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