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drive that car, girl.

We had a party at Kids Alive to promote the new name of Kids Alive Canada. Their new name is Hope Story. I was asking the kids what some of their hopes were so that we could take pictures of them with a chalk board describing their hope. This little girl came up to me and said that she had wanted to participate. She asked me, "can it be anything?" Many kids before her had said their hopes were to go to college or to be (insert profession here) when they grow up.. I smiled and said "Of course, no matter how big or small what is your dream?" Her face lit up and she said, "I want to learn to drive!". This may seem insignificant to you, but in Haiti it is not. I don't have any statistics for you, but I can count on one hand the number of women I have met who can drive here. Haitian culture can be very segregated in what is "normal" for men and for women. Driving is something that is normally for a man. 
This little face pictured above is a face…

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