So, unfortunately the Pikilily project as it stands has to be shut down. I won’t go into details here, this video post – raw and totally unscripted – gives all the details. What it does not show you is the events of the last 48 hours which demonstrated the strength and resilience of the human spirit and the determination of a lady who will never give up.
Shit happens. It happens a lot here, every day. Big shit, not the kind you and I are used to, like leaving your phone charger in a hotel room you’ve just checked out of, but the kind that determines whether or not you and your kids will eat today. Seeing that first hand is a pretty humbling experience, listening to wages being defined not so much in money but in food purchasing terms. When the girls at Pikilily ask for wages, it’s food that is always the primary reason they’re asking for.