Help Orphans and Look Beautiful

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!


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.


Beth said...

WOW! I'm on my way over to check this fellow Tennessean out and maybe buy one (or two) of those pretty necklaces. Thanks for sharing!

griswold fun said...

Thanks for sharing! I just went and bought a few for Christmas presents! (you know... if you have any suggestions for other Christmas presents...post those!)

Katy said...

These necklaces are darling!

P.S. thank you for your kitchen ideas...the house is coming along quite nicely.

the undomesticated wife said...

Very pretty! I've seen beads like that (and even attempted to make them myself with little luck). They did a great job, and what a great cause!