|Olowo-n'djo with Kimberly at Whole Foods Mt. Washington.|
This week the tour entered the North East region, traveling from Pennsylvania to Maryland to the Big Apple. It was busy; the tour crossed over many state lines and met many friends, both new and old. One of the tour highlights has been reconnecting with many of those who accompanied Rose and Olowo-n’djo to Togo last December. Last week brought reunions in Maryland with Kim at Whole Foods Mt. Washington, and in Pennsylvania with Robert at Whole Foods Jenkintown. Thank you to Robert for hosting the team at your home, and for the wonderful West African dinner with friends from Togo.
|Olowo-n'djo and Robert at Whole Foods Jenkintown.|
|Celebrating ten years of empowerment with the team at Whole Foods Jenkintown.|
|New friends from Togo.|
|The warm welcome from the team at Earth Origins Easton.|
|The team at Roots Market Clarkseville.|
|MOM's Organic Marketplace|
The Tour headed to New York City from Pennsylvania for a couple of action packed days in the big city. The time in New York was marked by stirring presentations and times of discussion. There were two widely attended dinner trainings which proved to be perfect opportunities to view the new Alaffia documentary.
|Dinner training attendees.|
|Thank you to Kristyana for orchestrating such purposeful events.|
|Many thanks to Barry for his hospitality in the City.|
Wrapping up the East with a few stops in Upstate New York, The Empowerment Tour van is ready to put a few more miles on the tread and head to the Midwest.
“You can feel the sincerity and belief in what Alaffia stands for and how that matches with their own beliefs even from the many people who have not visited Togo. It was in some ways good for us, the people who had non-stop tears during our visit; they show us that it’s important, what we are doing, us being in the car, driving nonstop and being in unfamiliar places. It’s nice that people feel how important this is beyond just what Alaffia is, it’s just another example of people on the road that will be in my memory for time to come.”