I LOVE Africa. . . That place, doesn’t really matter what region, Africa, in general, has a piece of my heart. It’s like my second home. I had (maybe still do?) fully intended to be living in Africa, probably in a hut, serving the people of my community in whatever way God provided. But I’m not in Africa . . . And to be honest,
I know this is already the end of May and I am writing about April’s Box of Blessings. I cannot believe it’s the beginning of summer and we skipped right through Spring. The saying goes “better late than never” so here is my review and information surrounding the items, artisan groups, and cause for April’s box. The items were handmade by skilled artisans in South
Guatemala, meaning a land of trees, has rugged terrain consisting mainly of forests and mountains. Making it difficult for the rural people to transport, farm, and really thrive in farming or business. Empowering these rural people is a basic first step in ending poverty in many underdeveloped countries. The landscape is filled with the many ruins from the Maya civilization, which makes up the majority
Ecuador, meaning equator in Spanish, is located in South America bordering the Pacific Ocean and has a diverse landscape. The majestic Andes mountains running North and South, the coastal region lying in the West, and parts of the Amazon flowing through rain forests in the eastern part. Most of the materials that make up the products in your Box of Blessings are taken from the country,
December with all the lights, parties, gifts, shopping, and family times. It’s a grand, festive time of year for most of us in America. Imagine not having the means to share gifts, food, and hope with your family. International Blessings’ vision is for impoverished countries, to bring hope and change to men and women whose lives are poverty stricken. I realize I am so rich
After a week of feeling sick and under the weather with extra stresses at work, I grabbed my brown slip of paper from the mailman, informing me there was a box waiting for me at the post office, and drove to pick up my anticipated Box of Blessings. I was not disappointed at the colors and smells I encountered as I unwrapped the unique items
I am so excited for October’s Box of Blessings, because it features products from Haiti. Our Haiti trip was filled with so many stories and experiences that are still fresh in my mind. It makes your purchase of this box more personal as I imagine the faces of artisans, thanking us for purchasing their products, which is sustaining them and their families with regular, fair
I am so excited to share about our Haiti Artisan Trip! We first planned to go in August, but due to a delayed passport the dates were moved to September 15th – 24th. Goals for the trip were to visit an artisan group, 2nd Story Goods, which we were already buying from, as well as meet new artisan groups, hear their stories, and purchase products.