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August 2009

Ben learns about real poverty from his little friend Manuel

Before I travelled with Free the Children to Ecuador last summer, I thought I knew what poverty meant because I read the newspapers, watched the news, read the “facts”, was on my school’s church and social justice groups, and people called me the social justice guy. But the truth is I had no idea. Poverty is so much more than what you see on the news. You truly do not know what poverty is until you live in it and see it with your own eyes. Let me tell you a story about poverty. Read more about Ben learns about real poverty from his little friend Manuel