2 days ago, many of us women were showered with love and affection. Maybe a gift or 2, breakfast in bed, flowers, cards, the day ‘off’. Here in the West, Mother’s Day is a very special day. A day we mamas are told over and over that we are appreciated, loved, valued.
But around the world, in most of it actually, Mother’s Day is simply a regular day. Nothing different from the ordinary. And those mother’s ordinary is the kind of day that we in the west would call a day from hell.
Living in slums. Selling herself or her children to try to earn enough money to feed her family. Living in a home the size of your bathroom, with a mud floor and bedbugs crawling everywhere.
This is the kind of place Kristen Welch has visited time and again in her travels as the founder of Fair Trade Friday and Mercy House Global. Kristen’s ‘yes’ to God has changed thousands of lives, including mine. She has opened my eyes to the plights of women around the world, and how to help.
Kristen has written numerous times of the situations she has witnessed, the lives affected, the girls and women living in situations and environments we can’t even imagine.
This post will open your eyes.
But today, you have an opportunity to help change the story.
Join me in telling women around the world that they are priceless.
Here’s how you can join us today:
- Pick an organization from the list on this page.
- Click Learn More to find out more about how that organization helps marginalized women.
- Like what that organization does? Click their Donate button and donate. Every $1 helps!!!
- (Don’t love their mission? Choose another organization as God leads)
- Help us get the word out to your friends! Click here to grab an image to share on your social media accounts.
- Put on your pearls and share a Selfless Selfie on social media and use the hashtag #Putonyourpearls.
- Share the link (www.SheIsPriceless.org) so others can find out more and donate.
Every woman deserves to know that she is loved, is valued.
Please join me today to show women around the globe that they are valued and loved.