The METRO/released by Gabriel M.Fordham
Amazing, Accomplished, and Lovable— I was pleased to interview Lucinda Marafino at the Museum of Science last weekend. She was spending a weekend in Boston with her grandsons and stopped at the Museum to check out some of the new exhibits. We sipped our coffee in the Museum cafe—- light streaming through the skylight as we began to talk. I will share the highlights of our conversation.
Lucinda began her journey in September of 2016 and, as she told me, “My heart and soul were broken” but “miracles began to unfold very quickly” when “I began my study of the Master Key System with the help of MKMMA”.
Gabriel: Great to see you back in Boston Lucinda! Welcome.
Lucinda: Thanks Gabriel, I look for any reason to visit with my children and grandsons
Gabriel: Tell me where you have been?
Lucinda: I am returning from trips to Haiti, The Dominican Republic, and Jamaica
Gabriel: Tell me a little about the work you are doing…
Lucinda: Sure Gabriel. We have been setting up workshops, making bags for market. We set up cooperatives for women to craft them–sell them worldwide which, of course, financially empowers the women —and, in turn, the women empower their children and extended families as well. I am passionate about stopping the exploitation of women and children.
Gabriel: Good work Lucinda— tell me a little bit about how this all started, the work I mean
Lucinda: My pleasure Gabriel—I volunteered In the DR as a nurse in the late 90’s, mostly in rural areas near the Haitian border.I have always been drawn to the Caribbean, at first for the beauty and light but later, the culture and people. As I personally knew families, I began to see beyond the superficial, as is true of any aspect of life. I wanted to give back. And, of course, the interesting part is, when you take care of others, you gain more than they do—I began my work. It really evolved after my study with MKMMA.It is still amazing to me, I actually began to make money selling my bags at every farmers market I could find. Then, I was able to help others.
Gabriel: I know you are eager to get back to your family—are you still in ME. As she quietly walked away from me Lucinda said “I split my time. I spend some time during each year in the Caribbean but still have my home near Portland, ME.. I am building a bamboo house: sellimg the house in Maine. Searching for the perfect location now. It will definitely be on an Island.
And Gabriel, mention my new short video highlighting some of the women working on this project. It will be released September 2020. It is a way to raise money for our project. Take care Gabriel! One Love