By Jacqueline Novogratz
The Blue Sweater is the inspiring tale of a girl who left a profession in overseas banking to spend her lifestyles on a quest to appreciate international poverty and locate robust new methods of tackling it. it began again domestic in Virginia, with the blue sweater, a present that quick turned her prized possession—until the day she outgrew it and gave it away to Goodwill. 11 years later in Africa, she noticed a tender boy donning that very sweater, along with her identify nonetheless at the tag within. That the sweater had made its trek the entire method to Rwanda was once abundant proof, she idea, of the way we're all hooked up, how our actions—and inaction—touch humans on a daily basis around the globe, humans we might by no means recognize or meet.
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When we arrived, the little girls were dressed in white frilly dresses that looked like little brides’ gowns. ” I asked them. The elder daughter, 8 years old, replied that the soldiers had taken all of their dresses in the war; now they wore their very best dresses for every day because you never knew when you might lose them. The girls did their homework at the kitchen table, one of the few pieces of furniture in the living room. It was really more of a card table, but as Cissy said, it would do.
My impressions of the continent were from the movies Born Free and The African Queen—beautiful animals and spectacular vistas or hot and steamy jungles where missionaries worked. Africa? I didn’t think so. I must have looked like a deer caught in the headlights, for the woman quickly added that my job would be very prestigious. I would be an ambassador to African women with an office at the African Development Bank. My job would be helping local country organizations across West Africa get started.
Compounding my anxiety and uncharacteristic shyness was the inescapable drabness of my Wall Street navy jacket and skirt in comparison with the gorgeous dresses worn by the women who filled the room with such flair that it looked like a butterfly convention. No one seemed able to distinguish me from the only other white woman in the room, a shorter, more fulsome Italian with black curly hair and Abyssinian eyes. I was taller and more slender, with longish brown hair and blue eyes. Still, everyone confused us, thinking we looked exactly alike—poetic justice.
The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz