“Oh, to be 90!” What a serene smile! (San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua)
In honor of Internationsl Women’s Day, I present to you a sampler of humble-yet-noble women that I’ve met along the way! Enjoy! Z
Republic of Panama – Home of the Kuna Indians and their lovely mola textiles.
Maria – Jama Ecuador – She doesn’t know her special beauty!
The Datura Lady – Charapoto Ecuador – I once stopped and asked for a cutting of the datura that towered over the fence. Unfortunately the goats ate the datura!
What Life’s All About! Uninhibited comfort in one’s skin – or window!
Salt of the Earth Cecilia – Pueblo Nuevo-Islita Costa Rica
Young beauty! Playa San Miguel Costa Rica
Elegant Elisa – San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua
Another hard-working Maria! – Jama Ecuador
How can one not love this beautiful woman?! – Cuenca Ecuador
The Tortilla Lady – San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua
End of Day – After a long day of sweeping the streets, she was tired but smiling – Jama Ecuador
They might not have had a formal education, and their yearly income might equal what some spend on clothing alone, but these women have large hearts and amazing work ethics. Take time this week to note those who chose to stay in the background. Giving them five minutes of complete attention might be the high point of their day!
Break Time – (Shhhhh!) – Jama Ecuador
I always call ‘up’ to Maria, who is often ill. She always manages a smile!
See more posts in honor of International Women’s Day at Alisa’s site HERE.