Another moving pic

Lange, Dorothea, photographer, “Destitute Pea Pickers in California. Mother of Seven Children. Age Thirty-Two. Nipomo, California.” February, 1936. America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1935-1945, Library of Congress. [more about this picture here]
Following on from my earlier Blog Action Day post.
On a happier note, a few months ago, I think (!) I blogged about how I joined and lent some money to an Asian family for a new motorcycle they desperately needed. I’d recommend this organisation, as so far they’ve kept me up to date with regular emails about where the loan is at, repayments and how the family is going. One way to do something without leaving your chair.

2 Responses to “Another moving pic”

  1. 1 crookb Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Thats lovely, lending money and feeling its doing something rather that just floating off into the ether!

    The photo is great but 32!! Lets hope the recession or whatever is round the corner doesn’t have that effect on us all!

  2. 2 Hoppo Bumpo Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 7:10 am

    Here, here to recommending Kiva …. they are a fantastic organisation. The micro-loan idea is so simple!

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