Remember this handsome fellow?
This is my little brother Neil (though in the tradition of all little brothers he is now bigger than I am). Neil is currently here:
Neil is there with this pretty lady
His girlfriend Courtney for whom I made this Odessa.
They are gone to Africa for three months to do good work there. They are taking part in CABDA (Community Asset Building and Development Action) which is a grassroots community organization. As I understand it (and I am quite likely wrong), they will be giving out microcredit loans to locals to help them start up their own businesses which will stimulate the economy. When they pay back the loans it will provide money for other people to start their own businesses. (Neil, please correct me because I'm sure this isn't exactly right)
I am so immensely proud of both of them for being so brave and adventurous that I just had to share their story with the readers of this blog. If you are interested in following Neil and Courtney on their grand adventure you can check out their blog (I've also linked to it on the sidebar).
I promise to return to your regularly scheduled knitting soon :)
Edit: Neil has explained some of the things I wasn't sure about in the comments so check that out for clarification.