Here is Hadeza (pronounced “hu-deez-uh”), our house help and my friend. Can you tell by her countenance that she is an absolute JOY to see three times a week? She is pictured here with her husband (and our day guard) Salefou (pronounced “sal-ee-foo”). My kids love her cinnamon rolls and chicken curry, and I love everything about her. I am the luckiest woman in Niger because Hadeza is my friend. Someday I will write her life story in a blog post, but for now let’s simply savor that gorgeous smile!