About me

Posted September 17, 2010 from Ghana

I am the fourth born out of five children and I have lived my entire life with my parents. Throughout my childhood I have learnt how to share with others because my parents have been doing so since I was born by taking care of other relatives especially who are not as privileged as we are. That is not to say my parents are abundantly rich but by the grace of the Almighty God they can share with others. I am a very modest person and have always been soft hearted from birth. My greatest dream is to see this world a very peaceful one right from the hearts of every being to outer peace.ie a world without war especially political, ethnic and religious wars. Aside this dream of mine I am moved to pity at the sight of every form of suffering but that of the children on the streets cannot be overlooked. Why do they have to live their lives on the street amidst harsh weather conditions? I was very sad one morning when I was going to work through the rain and I saw these two children on the street with their mother covering themselves with a water proof to shield them from the rain. But this certainly could not protect them from the cold. I was really moved to pity by this sight in fact I almost shed tears but what was the essence of shedding tears instead of thinking of a solution. It is my prayer that one day no child will have to live on the street.

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  • Jade Frank
    Sep 17, 2010
    Sep 17, 2010

    Dear Lotty,

    I love this introduction... it is so genuine and inspiring. I can see your parent's warm spirit of sharing with others has influenced you. I believe that sharing is one of the most important values we can learn and practice in life, and one that many struggle with.

    And I love your way of thinking... mobilizing pity to action. What is the solution to homelessness in Ghana, and in other parts of the world? It is a big question... but by asking the question and starting to think about and talk about the solutions - is the best place to begin.

    I look forward to learning more about you, about life and issues in Ghana and about your dreams and ideas for the future!

    In friendship and solidarity, Jade

  • Andrea Bailey
    Sep 18, 2010
    Sep 18, 2010

    Lotty, Thank you for joining the Pulse Wire community and adding your voice to the conversations happening here. I really like that you describe yourself as soft hearted - it's such an underrated quality, and also a source of strength, I believe. I hope you will find a lot of inspiration and support for your vision among the women on Pulse Wire. All the best for your next steps, Andrea

  • Lotty
    Sep 20, 2010
    Sep 20, 2010

    Thanks Andrea for your encouragement.