Settling in to Our New Home

By CDK President and Co-Founder Drew Vogt

What color house would you like when you grow up?

What color house would you like when you grow up?

Our first few weeks living in Oaxaca has been surprisingly smooth, but yet we realize we are learning about a new culture. We are guests here among people who date their ancestry back to before the time of Christ. Caught up between the old world and the new are our orphans. The brave new world includes the possibility of self-reliance and a career. When they are asked, “What color house would you like when you grow up?” they will not answer–for they’ve not ever imagined owning a house. They have no recollection of comfort or the privileges brought about by education and fair wages. Besides food, clothing, and schooling–we at CdK are offering them a route OUT of poverty, a way to break the cycle of poverty and move up to self-fulfillment. Thank you Reader for helping to make this possible, through us.