Most people see the birth of a child as something to celebrate. But during a meeting with village leaders in Mali, Canadian Steve Mason learned that the arrival of a newborn in this poor African country can also be a time to mourn.
After almost two decades of tending beehives in his backyard, the 53-year-old Afghan owes his livelihood to honey. Honey paid for his home, supports his family, and put his six children - and two grandchildren - through school.
There's a world of difference between Cari Mason's job as a personal banking advisor in Canada and her eight-month stint last year as operations manager at First MicroBank Mozambique.
From starting point to finish line, Mahmood Ladhani figures the World Partnership Walk in Vancouver will cover about five kilometres - just a good stretch of the legs, really, on what he hopes will be a beautiful spring day.