WBEZ | humanitarian aid http://www.wbez.org/tags/humanitarian-aid Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: "The Shoe Lady" returns from Uganda http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-shoe-lady-returns-uganda-110295 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/ga-share your soles 2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Mona Purdy of <a href="http://shareyoursoles.org/">Share Your Soles</a> is just back from a few whirlwind weeks in Africa to expand her operation to Uganda. For Global Activism, &ldquo;The Shoe Lady&rdquo; joins us to talk about the pain and joy she saw and experienced. Share Your Soles has distributed more than two million shoes globally to people in desperate need of them. Mona says, &ldquo;When you choose to make a difference in an innocent child&rsquo;s life, you bring love, hope and a sense of belonging into their life &ndash; as well as your own.&rdquo;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144076334&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ShareYourSoles#">Mona&#39;s Facebook</a> posts from her recent trip to Uganda:</strong></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-29e4bedf-6dac-3c45-8bab-13dfe555f97f">&quot;I&#39;m feeling like I&#39;m high on life this morning. Met with a woman&#39;s group here that have 400 HIV positive woman who they give work opportunities and education opportunities to as well. Hoping to partner missions with this group. The big meeting is this morning and if I can control the butterflies in my stomach I feel it will go super great. Hope you are all feeling the love !! Xxx&quot;</p><p><span class="userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}">&quot;I&#39;ve been humbled by the living conditions here. I find I am less wasteful of my shampoo, I trim my fruit and vegetables to the core without wasting. I smile when I see someone that makes me so sad I want to cry and I usually get a smile back. I will dance for children to get them to laugh. The family planning has begun in Sudan, Somoli, and Congo Zones as well as the &quot;<span class="text_exposed_show">will work for shoes&quot; program. the connections seem to empower the refugees and allows them to be a viable part of their communities. I am not a morning person but because I am so anxious to be here and learn, laugh and live I am up to wake the roosters.....love you all for the love and support of Share Your Soles xxxx</span></span>&quot;</p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-shoe-lady-returns-uganda-110295 Global Activism: Chicago area architects offer their skills on projects around the globe http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-02/global-activism-chicago-area-architects-offer-their-skills-projects-arou <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-02/AFHC_FreshMoves01.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Each Thursday on <span style="font-style: italic;"> <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank">Global Activism</a></span>, we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.</p><p>Katherine Darnstadt is the co-founder of the <a href="http://www.afh-chicago.org/" target="_blank">Chicago chapter of Architecture for Humanity</a>. The charitable organization brings architects, designers, engineers and people in construction together to help provide architectural solutions to communities in need.&nbsp; The Chicago chapter works on both local and international projects. Current projects range from building a mobile fresh fruit and produce store in Chicago to reconstruction of an earthquake-ravaged school in Haiti.</p></p> Thu, 02 Jun 2011 16:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-02/global-activism-chicago-area-architects-offer-their-skills-projects-arou