Monday night was a little “girls night out” (to church). Our church hosted a Women’s Expresso Christmas Boutique. It was a night of sweet treats, coffee and shopping for a cause.
We were presented with stories of how God is working in the lives of beautiful women living in Haiti, Kenya, Thailand, and Cambodia.
These women are just like you and me. Our circumstances are different. Our economic situations are very different. Our stories are different, but we all want the same things. We want to be valued as a woman, as a human being. We want a better life for our children. We want the opportunity, and the skills to change our circumstances if you so choose.
All they need is a chance to make a change and better their life, and the lives of their family.
Check out these companies who are being that chance today.
- Haitian Creations (HeartlineMinistries) “…teaching women life-skills to eventually support their families out of the cycle of poverty.”
- LightBridge and LandMine Design Items made by women in The MineField Village, Cambodia, a former mine field. “…empowering a woman, living among the poorest of the poor in the world, to become self-sustaining.”
- Every Life Inc. “…strive to bring long term assistance to this community [Malindi, Kenya] through care [HIV & malaria], increased educational opportunity, spiritual and life skill training and community development.”
- Shanghai Healing Home Helping babies with cleft lip and palate in China.