Ambassador Blake Hosts Women Leading Women Networking Iftaar

A wide range of Embassy contacts from government, the private sector, NGOs, and educational institutions joined the Ambassador for an Iftaar at his residence July 1.   Around 150 mostly female contacts, many who were meeting each other for the first time, found they had similar priorities and were able to draw inspiration from each other’s work.  The buka puasa was preceded by the Ambassador’s remarks and a reading of a short story by an alum of the Iowa Writer’s Program about the desperate condition of a family living in the slums in West Jakarta.