Poverty is not Picturesque

I spend a lot of time in impoverished areas—ones that have also experienced disasters—so the neighborhoods where I do projects are not usually considered “pretty.” the view from our new rooftop no mini-warehouse to store things part of the old house A traveler I met in Ethiopia once remarked, “poverty is not picturesque.” I agree, but often the surrounding areas are quite scenic. I thought I’d share some images from my daily walk to and from work here in Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of Peru. I purposely chose to rent a room a 40 minute-walk away from the project site so I could get some exercise every day. We work from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. so the morning and evening walks give me a time f

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