There is much need in this world! There are 2 basic needs from which all others stem: food and love. I hope to always encourage people to come together to help meet those needs through whatever way possible. That provides the 'love need'. It is not easy when there are few or no resources but I feel we should always try to create links between people. Then with hope and prayer, we will see people start to "pitch in" and help where there is real need for the 'food need'.

Walt joined the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Advocacy Committee here in St. Catharines on Friday, February 27th. There is much to be done and the attached "Dignity for all" campaign for a poverty free Canada has a very well thought out plan which can be viewed by clicking here.

When I worked in the Life Insurance industry, I learned about the rule of 72 which has to do with determining when money can be expected to double based on the applied interest. Thought it might have been helpful to understand how high interest rates will only accelerate the rich getting richer and that, of course, is what the 'legal' loan sharks, Payday Lenders, ('desperation lenders') count on, furthering impoverishing the poor as they charge (in Ontario), 20% for a 1 month loan.

Walt is working to establish tourist cultural travel in Cuba. Please visit our Cuba Culture Club web site. Self-employment is the answer while at the same time working to help others.

"Synergy does not mean giving up what we want.
It means joining to co-create, so each is able to receive ever more
of what attracts us through joining rather than opposing."
-Barbara Marx Hubbard

Partner with us and be a part of something big!

The video below offers strong and very valid words of encouragement!

Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around The World from Concord Music Group on Vimeo.

Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around The World from Concord Music Group on Vimeo.

We intend to make a difference in lives. The above video pretty much sums up our basic philosophy. We intend to make a positive and lasting influence in the lives of those people who are in great need, needs that most of us can hardly imagine much less experience.

A very worthwhile forum, (The World Can’t Afford to NOT Have Poverty?) on this topic exists at

From: Ponder Your Path
Our Daily Bread
August 22, 2011 — by David C. McCasland

A 47-year-old Austrian man gave away his entire $4.7 million fortune after concluding that his wealth and lavish spending were keeping him from real life and happiness. Karl Rabeder told the Daily Telegraph (London), “I had the feeling I was working as a slave for things I did not wish for or need. It was the biggest shock in my life when I realized how horrible, soulless, and without feeling the ‘five-star’ lifestyle is.” His money now funds charities he set up to help people in Latin America.

Illustrator from Poland, Paul Kuczynski.

Wow! That puts the whole thing about poverty into a very personal perspective... there but for the grace of God go I.

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