Safari, beautiful beaches, all inclusive resorts – is that how you picture a honeymoon in Africa?
Not Corinne Julie Lopes and Andre Bueno. They decided to start off their marriage on a different note. Both are attornies in Brazil and work in the social work sector focusing on children and teenagers staying free of drugs and out of gangs. This month, however, they are taking their expertise to Care for Life, analyzing, researching, and adding their knowledge to the Family Preservation Program. And this is their idea of a perfect honeymoon!
On their first day they visited Care for Life’s village Ngupa, where they met with this family. Care for Life is teaching this mother to write and to take proper care of her weak and old grandmother. The grandmother is also part of Care for Life’s goal/reward program, but is too weak to accomplish her own goals, so neighbors are helping her accomplish goals such as drinking treated water, building a latrine and a washroom, and improving her home. These community efforts build altruistic attitudes that are often not found in war torn villages.