A Gift of Blessings
Written by
Glynis Rankin
November 2012
Written by
Glynis Rankin
November 2012

This year I decide that instead of giving gifts that will probable be re-gifted, need too many batteries or left in a draw somewhere, I will give my family something that will truly be a blessing to both them and someone else. 

For the price much less than the Kindle Fire, I could send the money to Women for Women International in their name to buy a goat for a woman in Bosnia, South Sudan, Iraq, etc. to provide for herself and her family. She could send her children, daughters, to school on the money she will make from selling her cheese at the local market and use the methane from the goat waste to light her home at night. 

How about baby chicks, they can be raised to lay eggs that can be sold to the local market too. Bakery kits for a woman in Afghanistan, carpentry set in Kosovo, and the list goes on and on. 

Women for Women is a nonprofit organization that provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflict with tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil socialites. As you are aware, women and children suffer the most in these war-torn countries. 
Most lack food, clothing, fresh drinking water, descent housing and most importantly education. 

The volunteers at Women to Women help women who have been socially excluded in eight countries where war and conflict has devastated their lives and communities to learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living. The women come to understand their rights in their homes, communities and nation. They eventually become leaders within those homes, communities and nation thus changing the landscape of their country. 

By giving this way, I know my gift will always be cherished, even if my family will still want something else. 

If you would like to know more about this check out the link.

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