We started out our day by going to one of the Mission Ethiopia sites where they have hired women from the streets and other places to make jewelry. This gives these women an income to feed their families. It's an awesome thing....and they make beautiful necklaces! We have decided to partner with them and sell these necklaces in our store. Look for them in our next grant contest later this month.
I want you to meet some of the faces that make them.
Especially when you see where they go home to.
Deborah got to go see her sponsored child's Mom again and give her some pictures. It is always so humbling to see where these kids live and meet their moms and catch just a glimpse of their life.
Casa (Not sure if I spelled that correctly)
He is an amazing man! He has had leprosy which effected his hands. He has no fingers that look or function properly. I have seen several of the homeless on the streets that look like him who have given up on life. This man not only hasn't given up, he has more joy than most of us put together and he has his own business making mats.....with his HANDS!!
He even gave me a lesson. I was a little slow :)
What an awesome testimony this man is for us all never to give up when things look impossible. I'm so glad we all got to see him again.