In 2005, my friend Alethe Clemetson took a leave of absence from her job as a gemologist at Tiffany and Company. She volunteered with Cross-Cultural Solutions in Tanzania working with children at the Kilimahewa Kindergarten School teaching basic math and English. Camping with the tribes gave Clemetson a taste of what it's like to actually live in the dire conditions that the local people face everyday, including a lack of clean water. Part of the experience was to live as a Maasai woman walking about 5 miles to fetch water each day. The water wasn't clean and the wells were surrounded by slippery mud making retrieving the water incredibly dangerous. Alethe wasmoved and inspired when she returned. Shortly after that, she quit her job at Tiffany and founded Jewelers That Care ...
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