I had the privilege of participating in creating “London For All: A Roadmap to End Poverty”. Although of course I think all the content is important, I particularly value the following lines: “Poverty impacts everyone, but it impacts people differently and for different reasons.
At one time, most farms in southern Ontario had a Beatty Brothers windmill, along with their other farm implements. A little later, many homes had a Beatty wringer washing machine. Their water pumps were famous, too.
I was a full time graduate student and part-time research assistant. I was earning straight A’s and I had received prestigious funding to support my thesis research. I was married and owned a home. On the surface, I was in my element and I had a perfect life.