Sapa, Vietnam

I was asked to do a fundraising project in Sapa, Vietnam. I had read in the newspapers about cattle dying due to the cold there, but nothing was ever mentioned about the children's’ situation. So, I eagerly accepted this challenge and got on the overnight train from Hanoi to Sapa. This was the first time in Asia that I wish I had long underwear! Do I me guide and we went to the school. I took the images that follow. After the gallery showing at which we raised money for the kids, I took the photos and a pocket full of cash and I bought them all boots and clothing. When I arrived, all they cared about was their photos. They did not care about the rubber boots I bought, nor the clothing. In all, we raised about $10,000 for them. It was all for about 2 days of my time visiting a place I wanted to see anyway. I know how lucky I am to be able to do what I do.