Gifts for Glory - Shop Jewelry for Good
This shop was inspired by a project which began with one little girl I met doing orphanage work in Tanzania in 2013.
Gloria arrived at her orphanage shortly after her premature birth and the death of her mother. As a street beggar who has suffered the loss of each finger due to leprosy, her father has since been unable to care for her in addition to her three older siblings. He has already suffered the deaths of two of his children.
During my time in Tanzania, I grew to love and care for each of the 35 children living in Glory’s orphanage. However, it was Gloria who managed to steal my heart with her laughter and smiles, her snuggles and kisses, her singing, her stubborness and sense of humor, and her immense capacity for love despite the loss she has suffered in her short life. Gifts For Glory began as a small effort to raise funds for Glory’s education - it has since blossomed into a project that intends to support Glory and her family in every aspect of their lives as well as the lives of other families in struggling East African communities.
I have never known such fullness in life as that which I lived in Tanzania, a country with so much in the midst of so little. My time was filled with laughter and happiness, with tears, and with so much growth. The vision is food on the table; stable families and sustainable communities; good health; adequate hygeine and clean water. The vision is much, much larger than this shop, but there is strength in doing our part.
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