Today on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the 2018 theme connects to our hearts- “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.” People like the women we serve, who live in deep poverty, are affected by human rights violations, and it’s important to acknowledge the connection between poverty and human rights. At BeadforLife, we have always met women where they’re at, with great respect. From day one, we have been face-to-face, hand-in-hand, in the heart of impoverished communities. With the opportunity to earn income, they are able to better their daily life. Can you imagine making unfathomable choices such as… “Should I take this medicine to help fight my illness or feed my hungry children? If I don’t take the medicine, can I survive to provide for my children? Should I get water to quench my family’s dehydration or send my children to school? If I send them this week, will I be able to send them next week?” These women work tirelessly to earn income just to reduce these choices. All they need is an opportunity…a ladder to make that climb out of poverty.
Because BeadforLife profits contribute to sister organization Street Business School, your support upholds what we’ve realized to be the most sustainable solution to improve global poverty; specialized entrepreneurial training that teaches women to launch businesses, gain confidence and transform their lives.
On this important day, let’s stand together in a sisterhood filled with love, support, commitment to form a better world, and most importantly, the knowledge that we are empowering women to experience what they deserve, rising up and shining with dignity.
Thanks for shining on in our journey! YOU make all the difference.