I will be selling off personal items next weekend to raise money for shoes. It is a cathartic way to approach spring cleaning while also making a change in a child's life. A win-win!
I have been inspired by the dedication of the small band of incredibly active members who selflessly devote hours and day to sew, travel and promote the needs of this worthwhile cause. It is very easy to feel sympathy for children in need and to whip out a checkbook to make a donation. It is much harder to be the driving force for the betterment of a community a world away. The Fabulous African Fabrics board and extensive membership work very hard to gain every nickel they can raise to make life better and the future provide more potential for these children who are refugees of hunger, poverty and AIDS in a country where strife and political instability are common. There is no greater satisfaction that I can have to be a member of this crew striving to make a change one dime at a time.
No words can describe the amount of passion and dedication FAF board members put in place to make a difference in the lives of HIV/ AIDS orphans and widows in Kenya. Being a Kenyan myself, I had an opportunity to visit Good Samaritan Children Home where I listened to stories from orphaned teens on how FAF funding is positively impacting their lives. Because of FAF the orphans' educational dream is coming into fruition. Because of FAF, vulnerable young orphans who would have perished are getting a new lease of life. To FAF, may God bless the work of your hands and for those who wish to impact someone's life, may you find joy in providing support to FAF as they search for ways and means of helping those affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya.