Longer Tables

I am working with a small Church in the rural Philippines. We like to call our projects to build longer tables not higher walls. The latest project I funded was a roadside coin-operated car wash. It has an adjacent small store and living quarters. The business will be given (except the coins) to a poor family of four. The mother and father will run the store and sell roadside coffee and snacks and the two boys 10 and 14 will hustle to operate the handheld washing wands for those interested in a break. The coins will be used to maintain equipment and build some additional business. An early project bought 3 hectares (about 7 acres) of the contiguous land and want to build homes and businesses for the poor.I have followed my own path after reading Hesse’s Siddhartha in Vietnam in 1968.

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