We have had a HUGE month because of y’all. I know that the numbers were so high that it creates the space for us to hire 3 more women.
It took my breath away.
The scarves you bought allowed three more women, previously exploited by the sex trade and with few opportunities in life, to have an excellent chance at making a new life for herself and her family, along with education, medical treatment, daycare, and perhaps most importantly, pride in herself.
You did that.
Never fail to believe that you can make a big difference through seemingly small actions.
By the way, I have been entirely remiss in linking to all the other amazing women I had the privilege of meeting (and bonding with, big time) on this trip. I hope you’ll visit their blogs and follow their beautiful stories as well. We all have very different backgrounds, lifestyles and and perspectives; proof once again that there’s more that unites mothers than divides us.
Here are my favorite trip posts of each of theirs so far:
Cathleen Falsani, Sojourners, CathleenFalsani.com / Ethiopian Orthodoxy, Tewahedo, and ‘Being Made One’
Maya Haile Samuelsson, Maya Haile
Karen Walrond Chookooloonks/ The 5 Life Lessons I’m Grateful Ethiopia Taught Me
Pretty amazing bunch, right there.