Thanks to all of you who signed the One petition that I blogged about a few weeks ago...
"Great news today. The 2011 US budget that passed Congress last night preserves nearly all funding for key programs fighting poverty in the developing world.
The threat of Congress severely cutting these programs was very real. In fact, the budget that's currently on its way to the President's desk for his signature makes some of the most significant cuts to the federal government in American history. But we campaigned hard to make sure Congress prioritized programs that save lives, and now programs that fight HIV/AIDS, malaria, and hunger will maintain full funding."
Other good news: Thanks to many of you who have purchased necklaces, I was able to commit to sponsoring TWO of these beautiful women in Ethiopia! They will be given micro loans to start their own small business. I am so honored to be able to do this and look forward to having contact with them. I also love the idea that some of us (adoptive moms/fellow bloggers) may even meet up with these women some day...a few of you have expressed interest in an adoptive mom type mission trip...sounds great to me!