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'Joyn' in and Change Lives

Posted by Rebecca Kempson on

'Joyn' in and Change Lives
We wanted to support Joyn due to their Fair Trade practices and beautiful handbags. Joyn is based in India, helping support those deep in poverty, living in slums...

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Beauty In The Face of Ugliness

Posted by Bronwyn Newnham on

Beauty In The Face of Ugliness

He has inspired me to be creative and enterprising in the face of all the negativity and bullying this world can bring to each of us....

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Women of Courage

Posted by Bronwyn Newnham on

Women of Courage

 Beware! In our little store, there are Lions and Leopards, Tigers and Monkeys! Animals from the beauty of Africa keep me company as I work. The Kenana toys smile at me from their shelf in our store and they have stories from Kenya to tell me, stories of hope and a better life of sustained employment and a fair and just income that allows their makers to not only survive but to thrive. They whisper stories of heroic women.  I think we are now so indoctrinated by television and movies that we honestly think that a hero carries a big gun...

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It's A Girls Life

Posted by Bronwyn Newnham on

It's A Girls Life
Young girls in many poorer nations work hard. Often this strenuous physical labour uses so many calories there are not enough calories left for their own growth.  If married in their teens these girls then have the painful challenge of giving birth to a large baby through a small pelvis...

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Help Build Lives!

Posted by Bronwyn Newnham on

Help Build Lives!
When we think of poverty we often have a single image of malnutrition. However, poverty and a lack of access to medical care allow the diseases of impoverishment to flourish.  Health and Dental Care are often completely inaccessible to people living in poor nations....

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