At "Changes for New Hope", we choose to view our own 'box' much the same way. Six sides or two, it is still a box and how we use that box is the key issue. We need to be fully effective in everything we are expanding into. How that is done is to focus on the immediate needs of the children, and their families. First, they need food. Malnutrition is our most immediate concern.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Clayton Phillips of Seeds for Life. After our initial meetings, via Skype, a mutual respect developed and we agreed to jointly venture forward in planting Chia Salvia-L here in Huaraz. A local organic farm near Huaraz has enthusiastically agreed to be our test site. Chia Salvia-L has been proven to fortify foods it is added to. Some of its benefits are that it strengthens bones and teeth, and develop the human brain as well as preventing hunger because it causes food to digest slower in the body. An official in the local government of Huaraz eagerly awaits our test results and is ready to give his full support. Based on the success of these results, and the likemindedness of humanitarians who share the same focus, we come to an astounding, seemingly incredulous conclussion. We are within reach of ending hunger, malnutrition and starvation among the poor here in Huaraz and beyond. To quote John Lennon, "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one, I hope one day you'll join us..."-- Jim Killon