Saturday, October 6, 2012
First day, many emotions
On our first day in the field, the Foundry team was struck by a mix of emotions. We felt sadness as we visited Mellier, the community we had grown so close to. It was sad to see friends and know we would not be staying. There was joy in seeing old friends and meeting new ones, seeing their authentic smiles and feeling their warm embrace. Our partners really appreciate the spirit through which Foundry enters the community. Lastly there was hope as we had a community meeting and felt the enthusiasm through which people visualized their future. There was hope in how our team worked together through complex logistical issues. Our team is going to bed tonight with this last emotion, hope, burning strongest, excited about opportunies the rest of the week holds.