What we have to be grateful for at Thousand Currents this year is… life.
On November 6th, two Thousand Currents staff and one Thousand Currents supporter were involved in a serious collision due to the brake failure of our bus while traveling in Meghalaya, India.
Everyone is fine.
Director of Philanthropic Partnerships Rajiv Khanna, Thousand Currents supporter Roveen Bhansali, myself, and everyone else in the bus walked away from the accident, beyond human calculation. Bruised, sprained, whiplashed, shocked, sore, but whole.
We were there attending the Indigenous Terra Madre Conference. Other members of the Thousand Currents team were attending the conference as well – Asia Program Director Trishala Deb, Latin America Program Director Katherine Zavala, and Milvan Aspuac of AFEDES, a Thousand Currents partner in Guatemala. Thankfully, they were not in the bus with us.