I have been hooked on Katie's blog for awhile now. She is a 20 year old girl, from Tennessee, living in Uganda running a food program for the Karamajong tribe and has adopted 13 girls. It is unbelievable.
From her blog I found http://www.147millionorphans.com/ Here is some info from their site:
We are two moms who love orphans! We met six years ago as we were both going through our first adoptions (one domestic and one international) … Thirteen kids and seven adoptions later, Christ has bound us together as family. We love doing life together and accepting the call to bring light into the darkness. We want to help as many people as possible to see the 147 million orphans worldwide as their brothers and sisters in Christ. We want you to see YOUR PART in helping change the life of an orphan. Could it be adoption, sponsoring a child, volunteering for orphan care ministry, rocking babies at an orphanage, financially supporting someone adopting, buying these products?
From their site I bought this necklace:
These beautiful beads are made from recycled magazines. Amazima Ministries (Katie's ministry) is training the women in the Karamajong tribe to make these UNIQUE & VIBRANT necklaces. They buy their beads, sell them, & then send a portion of the proceeds back to a feeding program for their children. So each necklace helps them twice!
EACH NECKLACE PURCHASED FEEDS A CHILD IN AFRICA FOR A WEEK !
I just wanted to share them with you, because first of all they are beautiful and I know I will wear mine with everything, second, they are going to make great Christmas gifts, and third, it helps a worthy cause.