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Cow Ends

So I’ve arrived stateside after an unbelievable trip and thought I’d share one more post about my last week in Sri Lanka. Sunday we rolled down south to see Sugumaran, a dairy farmer and VisionFund client located in Maskeliya. Maskeliya is a little town located in the southern Central Province tea plantations area. It’s a [...]

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The Cashew Queen of Puttlam Village

It’s been a busy and exciting couple of days since my last post and I’ve got lots to share, so let’s catch up where we left off. As I mentioned before, Dianne, Megali and I arrived in rural Puttlam on Wednesday to meet Geetha, the VisionFund client who started her own cashew processing center. After [...]

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Models and Couture Dresses at the Mandalay Palace

Another Day At The Office: Models, Palaces & Couture

My friends back home and I like to joke that everyday on set is, “just another day at the office.” Since we regularly film in unique locations and work with incredible talent, the spectacular almost becomes routine. So far, this trip has been nothing short of incredible. The people and places of Myanmar are like none [...]

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Myanmar Weather Forecast: Hot and Humid

I’ve always enjoyed a little hot and humid weather and it’s a good thing too, that’s all they have in Mandalay, Myanmar during monsoon season. Yesterday, Ketty, my VisionFund rep, and I landed in Myanmar. We were picked up by Saw John and Saw Sah Lae Bwe, our VFI contacts in country. Once we were [...]

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Just finished my location scouting. Here are some photos. We start principal photography tomorrow….  

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So I’m sitting in my living room in Nairobi waiting for my taxi to take me to JKIA airport.  Within about 24 hours I should be landing in Ecuador – the location for film.  Having checked everything about 5 times, I was faced with that awkward period before you leave – the purgatory of travelling [...]

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Happy as a pig in mud

Happy as pigs in mud Sheep, turkeys, donkeys and pigs – I’ve been surrounded today by animals. The first client that we met today was Louisa, she resides in an indigenous culture here and she speaks a language – Mazahua. And there was I just getting used to saying ‘Hola’ and ‘Mucho Gusto’ (nice to [...]

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Team Malawi soon to part

Well Team Malawi is coming to the end of it’s journey, Jon and Lindsey both return home tomorrow and I’ve decided to stay for another week to take in some more of the sights smells and tastes this beautiful country has to offer. I’ve had such an amazing time here and have been witness to [...]

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Sri Lanka

The trip schedule has been finalized so it’s official – I’m off to Sri Lanka on June 2nd. It’ll be rainy season, but what’s life without a little adventure? At the risk of sounding repetitive and inauthentic, thanks so much to VisionFund for this incredibly unique opportunity – truly an honor. I’m super psyched and [...]

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Weaving through life in San Felipe

It takes Carmen three days to weave a medium size hand cloth with flowers and a pretty crochet border. For that, she gets just 25 pesos (just over US $2). Fair enough, she doesn’t work three days solid. She fits it around her three children; getting them ready for school, walking the 30 mins round [...]

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