Cully Lundgren Cully Lundgren, Director of Development Cully Lundgren’s stories Colombia: Relief for a family displaced by conflict Miriam's family received emergency supplies from us after being uprooted from their home. On a recent trip to Columbia our director of development met her and received a tour of her new shelter — a makeshift house built in a mangrove. Niger: Payday brings smiles and hope to hungry families I had the chance to see payday in Niger a couple weeks ago. Visiting Mercy Corps’ programs that are helping people survive the current hunger crisis, I had seen barren fields, dusty skies, and hungry faces. Niger: Life without rain “It’s hot!” I said. “No it’s not," replied one of our Niger team members. "You should have been here in late March or April. That’s when it was really hot.” “Really? So 106 degrees Fahrenheit isn’t as hot as it gets?” Zimbabwe: A land where fifty thousand dollars used to buy you nothing Last week, Mercy Corps' Boston office (actually located in Cambridge) was fortunate to host our Zimbabwe Country Director, Rob Maroni. Rob had recently gone to Mercy Corps' Senior Leadership Meeting in Portland, Oregon, and stopped in Boston on his way back to Zimbabwe.