A real life hero

Nope this blog is not about me:P hehe..
Still don’t have internet properly, but we do have connection when we use the cable, so we might end up buying one of those each, at least it’s internet:P

Anyway, this blog is about a very special girl who I have the great honour of knowing.
If anyone is a hero, an inspiration and a real and true human being it is this girl.
Her name is Ida Jaarvik Hetland and I had the pleasure of meeting her in York in 2008 for the first time, and that was the year I really understood how hardworking she was. She was of course elected the leader of Ansa UK (association of Norwegian students abroad)

This is Ida

I knew already then how kind, caring and giving she was, and I wasn’t at all surprised when I found out that it went beyond those tiny compliments.

she went to Guatamala for the first time in 2007, and it is safe to say she fell in love with the country.
summer 2009 she went again, this time she wanted to help people and not just enjoy the scenery so to speak.
She had been in touch with charity organisations in Norway and the UK, but it is kind of silly to have to pay to do charity right? with all the big well known organisation taking a minor % of the income to finance paperwork etc. But Ida had her own sulotion, and found her very own project she wanted to support. CASA JACKSON.

you Norwegians can read about her trip, summer 2009, HERE!

But it does not stop there, of course Ida wanted to go back, and she did:)
on January 4th she left cold Norway and went back to Casa Jackson, She made a facebook group:
Ida trenger DIN hjelp, where she daily tells us all about what she’s bought and what she’s done.
So far she’s raise more than £5000, which is more than just amazing. 100% of these money go to the children, she finances her own accommodations, the flight, everything.
If you want to donate a few £ or NOKs, here’s the account number: 3325.37.38397.

She’s heading back to Norway next week, but she’s already planing the next trip, and all the money that is left, will not be touched untill she returns.
She is also blogging about her experience this time, after a lot of hosting problems she’s finally landed on THIS blog :) You Norwegians should really check it out.

I really wanted to share some of her story with you all, because it think what she is doing is such an amazing thing, and I wish there was more I could do to support. I’ve given a little bit myself and I really hope at least a few of you faithful readers would like to contribute and make life a little bit easier for these lovely children. Or help me spread the word about her by mentioning her on your own blog or link this entry, make this know. When she went down this time she also brought a lot of toys and clothes etc that people had donated, so if you have anything like that you want to contribute with, I’m sure you can arrange with Ida how to sort that out, also you english readers can probably contact her and find a way to contribute in one way or the other. Guatamala is a cheap country to live in, probably especially for us norwegians, so Ida has really managed to do a lot with the money contributed so far, but there’s always more that can be done right?

shopping

Keep inspiring people Ida and people, please donate, even if it is just £5 / 50 NOKs, every little helps.

Edit: Ida just posted on her facebook group about Jessica, the girl in yellow with Ida, she is 9 and had never learnt to walk or speak. She and her siblings were left by their mum when they were young. But with the help of the money Ida is raising she can get a new family and the right training to learn to both talk and walk, Ida needs our help to help jessica!

3325.37.38397.

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14 thoughts on “A real life hero

  1. Flott innlegg og flott jente! :)
    Sv: Jeg skal selvfølgelig oppdatere hvordan det går med alt husstyret mitt! Visninga i dag gikk veldig bra, og leiligheten var superfin. Nå er jeg veldig spent på lånet…

  2. :) eg får gåsahud.

  3. det er så utrolig bra at det finnes slike mennesker, verden trenger de så sårt. Kan godt tenke meg å gjøre noe lignende når jeg blir større :)

    Sv: det var innmari morsomt å være på konsert med dere også! synd vi ikke fikk snakka mer :/ jeg var så satt ut av at jeg skulle se mclfy, så fikk liksom ikke snakket så mye :p

  4. Og jeg som trodde det var om meg, haha!!

    Sv: Jeg kunne jo sendt maten i posten eller noe da…
    Jeg blir alltid invitert til pappa for å spise, så nå var det på tide å gjøre det motsatt. Vi ble 6 stykker til slutt da, haha!!

  5. sv: tusen takk^^ Liker å ha håret litt funky.. Sånn at man kan style det litt.. sånn som jeg hadde det før jeg klipte meg, kunne jeg ikke gjøre noen ting med håret nesten:P

  6. Hadde alle vært sånn ja!

  7. oj, ja det er virkelig a real life hero!

  8. Så utrolig fint gjort! Enn at hun ble så knyttet til det landet. Og så flott av henne å lage en slik gruppe for å samle penger til de stakkars barna der nede. Hun fortjener virkelig en stor heder!

    SV: Ntåå. Jeg blir kjempeglad når du oppdaterer og kommenterer til meg også. Du tar liksom inn alt så nært. Jeg føler virkelig du KJENNER på det jeg skriver, liksom. Jaa, de som kan kjenne en slik kjærlighet er heldige..

  9. nei, så sant som du sier. trenger ikke alltid redigere. men jeg liker iallefall ramme rundt bildene mine! ;) Også liker jeg å skrive teksten i et dokument/bilde, for å få plassert bildene der hvor jeg vil på bloggen. men men ! ;)

  10. ja det her er virkelig en helt, eller heltinne.. Hun er jo fantastisk.. Kjente jeg ble rørt av å lese dette Ida.. Synes det er utrolig bra at du opplyser mer om dette, og i morgen skal jeg donere:)

  11. Hun var i brosjyren jeg fikk fra Plan Norge nå når jeg ble fadder. Veldig flink og god jente! Flott at du skriver om sånt, det er så viktig å få fokus på at vi faktisk kan hjelpe herfra.

    Svar (beklager at det er så sent):
    Ja, helt sant, det å tilvenne seg til nye steder kan være vanskelig altså. Har du bodd så mange steder, altså?

    Odelsjente ja, hehe.. Hvem vet? Kanskje jeg om ti år sender deg et brev fra gården, med skaut på hodet etter å ha vært i fjøset for å fôre kyrne, rett før ungene skal legges. ^^

  12. Fantastisk av Ida!

    Jeg kunne gjerne tenke meg å gjøre noe sånt selv igjen.. var frivillig i Skottland, jobba med barnefamilier. Men deres lidelser kan nok ikke sammenlignes med disse fra Guatemala..

    Takk for alle støttende ord.. har fått et par dager fri fra jobben nå, så får vi se hvordan det går videre. Sliten.. skal bli godt å få sovet ut, og tenkt gjennom alt.

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