"Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith". - Steve Jobs
As many of you know, CPH has raised enough funds to do its first solar system project in K'law Gaw School, K'law Gaw village, Karen State, Myanmar in May 2017. I am thankful, grateful, and humbled by this milestone for CPH. Thank you to all our supporters and donors. This project is for all of you for believing in CPH and its mission.
With all the happy news, I must be honest, many times in the last few months I have felt like I've been hit with bricks. Whether it's disappointment in myself for not pushing hard enough for donations, or not presenting well at fundraisers, or not attending a function to get CPH's name out there because I am exhausted and sick, or just not doing enough to further CPH's mission, it's been a tough and rough journey. I do not know how entrepreneurs take on the stress and smile through every bump and road block on their own. Three very important people have shaped me and pressed me to continue CPH. They have kept the faith and recognized the milestones and the successes garnered by CPH.
My Advisory Council, which consists of Peter, Christine, and Neil are my GLADIATORS. They have never lost faith in CPH or me. Even though they are scattered around the USA and myself in Asia, each one has been onboard from the beginning and always willing to help, jump, and offer their advice on resolving a situation. Many times in the last 3 years, I have been at a loss with CPH. Not understanding why I'm doing what I'm doing, and why I moved halfway across the world to pursue my dream. I cannot express how many times my gladiators recognized my struggle and kept faith in me and CPH to continue on and keep pressing to get to the next milestone. Where I am weak, my Gladiators are STRONG! Yes, I believe that CPH had to start with a vision, a mission, and a person to put in the energy to make things happen. However, it takes an ARMY to get CPH to where it is now.
I would of never guessed when I started CPH, it would open my eyes and heart to understanding the capacity of human kindness, love, and poverty. Without CPH I would of never understood that a necessity like electricity for lights did not exist in classrooms everywhere in the world. I am beyond humbled by my Karen family and partners for allowing CPH to install solar panel systems in their schools.
I am incredibly humbled by the faith that Peter, Neil, and Christine have in me to carry out CPH's mission. Without their expertise, CPH and I would not be where we are today.
THANK YOU to Peter, Neil, and Christine! WE ARE DOING IT!