Last summer I had the opportunity to see what true poverty looks like. In Costa Rica, nearly a quarter of the population lives in poverty. That is roughly 1.2 million people!  A number that I personally consider to be way too high. A number that has grown steadily for the past seven years and will continue to grow if nothing is done. Driving down the streets, you see homes made of clay and any random wood or plastic pieces that could be found. Most homes lack basic things like doors and running water. Seeing these things in person made me realize how truly lucky I am. It also made me realize how much more I could and should be doing for those that are less fortunate than me. Through Threads of Care, I hope to be able to help people in Nashville that live in similiar conditions of poverty. Maybe one day TOC can have a broader reach across the United States and even the world.