Waiting for the iron ore train at Choum, Mauritania.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Nouakchott, Mauritania.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Back to Morocco on January 31st.

Monday, March 3, 2014

We have the best readers, fans, and followers!

We're a little overwhelmed by the show of support. Some of it from people we have never met. When we thought that a few of you might want to help us help our friends, we didn't know what to expect.

On Friday morning, we posted a story about a family that we are friends with in Mexico.


I had said we would leave the link up until Monday, but we didn't expect to have to take it down early. But we did, because by Sunday noon or so, we had received a total of $970 from 32 different people!!!


But then I had emails from a couple of you wanting us to leave the link up for a few more days because they had wanted to participate. So we will be happy to send our friends a bonus if any of you still wish to contribute!

I have already sent the $1,000 by Western Union to our friends, and the money has been collected. We feel really good about being able to help them out, and I know they needed the help. Thanks again everybody!!


  1. they are fortunate to have met you two.

    1. I think it is us that we so fortunate to have met them! I think it is partly because of them that we fell in love with Mexico.

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    1. Thank you, we couldn't have done without everyone's help.

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    1. It sure is, we have a great bunch of people we feel proud to call friends, even if we haven't met all of you.

  4. Yippee! Makes my week! Please keep us informed as to how they're doing from time to time.

    1. You can be sure of that! We are sad that we won't be visiting when we are in Mexico this month but we are only there for about a month and they will be too far away for us to visit. :-(

  5. This is they type of 'charity' I am happy to support. I hate writing a cheque to some organization where a big portion of my donation goes to pay for advertising and inflated salaries.


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