Author: Ruth Callaghan do Valle

Ruth Callaghan do Valle

Her rural upbringing in the UK helped equip Ruth for living in favela communities in Brazil where she has been serving with her husband for the past three years, most recently in the favela where they met and fell for each other during cross-cultural training. They are currently applying for a visa for Ruth’s husband so they can move to the UK to better support her parents with ongoing health issues. They have a very busy toddler who keeps Ruth on her toes, although naptime sometimes affords an opportunity to savour some locally-grown coffee and truth-filled spoken word poetry. Ruth’s own spoken word poems can be found on her Instagram (@mctoofus) and sporadic thoughts on her blog. (