Friday, November 4, 2011

Mothers without borders

Several weeks ago I had the privilege of attending a fireside about Mothers Without Borders.  The founder of Mothers Without Boarders, as well as Josephie Daka the project manager in Zambia Africa, were the speakers. 
Mothers Without Borders was founded by Kathy Headlee, mother of five children. She adopted her youngest daughter from an orphanage in Romania in 1996.
Kathy has been involved with relief and community service work for more than fifteen years. Her work has included volunteer expeditions to orphanages and communities throughout the world.
It was during her work in the orphanages of Romania that Kathy was confronted with the devastating results of children raised without nurturing, without encouragement from caring adults, without hope.
As she communicated the needs of these children to others, men and women around the world responded by offering their time, talents and resources to alleviate the suffering of these often forgotten children, and Mothers Without Borders was created.
Mothers Without Borders was officially formed as a 501 (c) 3 corporation in 2000, after more than ten years of work with orphaned and vulnerable children.
Mothers Without Borders has purchased land and built an orphanage and a school in Lusaka, Zambia. They are able to provide a loving, caring and learning environment for these vulnerable children.

 I was very touched at this fireside.  Every photo and story made me want to hold each little child and make their life better.  I left the fireside wondering what I could do myself to help these kids.  I decided that the my earnings from my next boutique would go to Mothers Without Borders.  I have been even more excited creating things to sell now that I know I will be helping Mothers Without Borders. 

If you would like to help Mothers without Borders they are having a boutique tomorrow in Salt Lake at the Greek Orthodox church 279 south 300 west from 9-6

Slideshow of orphan children in Zambia
It was so sad to me to hear how many children are orphaned. It is not uncommon for the head of the house to be no more than 10!  Their parents die of aids and they are left to care for themselves and their younger siblings.  I thought of my children being left to fend for themselves and my 10 year old being the head of the house.  Needless to say, I had a major cry headache when the fireside was over! I want to scoop up each of these kids and bring them home with me!


sydney said...

Half to say I had a good cry to know you are donating your earnings to the Mother's without Borders. I am so grateful for such a wonderful daughter.
Love you and thanks for the post.

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