Even in the middle of paradise you can find poverty. That was somethings we witnessed while traveling through St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
On one day we visited St. Benedict’s Day Nursery and Orphanage. Our visit was purposeful as we had brought a few supplies to share. It was also one of the highlights of our trip and we saw that even in the midst of poverty we saw hope, joy and promise. The Sisters and the children displayed kindness and humanity in its purest form and the smiles and laughs we shared filled us with incredible joy.
St. Benedict’s relies mostly on community support and donations. Please enjoy this video and feel inspired to support the work of the lovely Sisters as they share God’s love.
Tonya Fitzpatrick is the co-founder of World Footprints. An almost “recovering attorney”, she found her purpose as a cultural connector and shares messages about our common humanity on TEDx and international stages. Tonya holds membership in the Society of American Travel Journalists, Women in Film and Video and the North American Travel Journalist Association where she serves as a Board Member. Tonya enjoys a life full of adventure, dark chocolate and champagne with her husband and business partner, Ian. She has a deep love for animals and would be happy owning a zoo if she weren’t traveling.