This picture was taken by Matt Ness who we are also partnering with. Our first phase of necklace sales was so successful. We were able to donate $600 to Matt's work in Ethiopia. (THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to those of you who have already purchased necklaces!!!) Matt took this picture in Wolayita - the zone where Grace lived. This is an example of the water that Ethiopians drink every day. They simply do not have access to clean water. Water = life. This type of water = disease and even death. All of the proceeds from our necklace and key chain sales will go directly to Ethiopia to be used to help provide clean water (among other things) through Eyes That See and Hope for Dube Bute. In the capital city of Addis Ababa, The Love In Action orphanage and Eyes That See (the program being run through LIA) is able to provide clean water to people living in the area of LIA. Students that are sponsored can come to LIA after school, receive tutoring, a healthy meal, access to laundry services (students can not attend school without their uniforms being clean) and they can bring water home with them. Isn't it crazy to think that water is such a valuable resource and yet we take it for granted every day. I can tell you that Grace LOVES water and I believe it has to do with the fact that she did not have much access to it in Ethiopia. She loves to bathe, swim, drink and splash around in water- things we take for granted.
The standard bottle cap necklace is made with a black and silver bottle cap and comes on a 24" chain. The chain fits nicely over a child's head without having to open the clasp.
If you are interested in giving "hope" this Christmas, please use the PayPal link on the side of our blog to purchase some necklaces. Click on the "standard bottlecap" section and you will be able to choose from a drop down menu to select the item you want to purchase.
We appreciate your support and look forward to making a (hopefully nice size) donation to Hope for Dube Bute!