Small Things…

Photo Courtesy of Kiva

Photo Courtesy of Kiva

There are so many desperate needs in the world today and like most people, I want to help.  The magnitude of some of the problems is almost beyond comprehension.  It is easy to become overwhelmed or to feel as though the contribution I can make is too small, it won’t make a difference.  I was feeling that way earlier today and then I saw Nora Leon’s blog and this quote:

“I can do no great things, only small things with great love.” Mother Teresa

It helped me remember that small things matter.  I’ve assembled kits for women in Rebecca Sower’s Haiti by Hand group.  I’ll work on an instruction sheet showing them how to make the earrings as soon as I can get someone to photograph my hands.  Since we don’t speak the same language, I figure showing them is the best way.  My goal is to finish the kits and get a box to her next week.  I need to go to a craft store to get some small hand tools for the women.

I made a Kiva loan to the woman entrepreneur pictured above.  She is running a beauty parlor and needs help getting supplies.  Her name is Titilayo Ajakaye and she is from Nigeria.

Through Hope International, I purchased a hair dryer for a woman in the Dominican Republic, also running a beauty parlor.

Small things.  Done with love.  And they matter.

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2 Responses to Small Things…

  1. Sherri says:

    This is fantastic! I love that you are putting the kits and instructions together. Wonderful idea. I have been selling items on Rebecca’s Haiti By Hand shop–you purchased one of my Ephemera Art Packs. I had to find your website. I love your jewelry. Simply beautiful and unique–a great idea for gifts! I’ll be back!
    *Sherri*

  2. thebeaddreamer says:

    Sherri,

    Thank you so much. I’m working on the instructions right now – trying to do it with graphics only since I do not know the language. I hope it works out and that all of our collective efforts truly help.

    CVharlene

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