In case you didn't, here's a little refresher:
Meet the women of Mt Entoto:
|Look closely - she is not wearing shoes|
These are pictures of motherhood, of survival.
But if you read my blog, you know there are some amazing women working hard to empower the firewood carriers to change their lives. Connected in Hope works with them, EMPOWERS THEM, so that they may spend their days weaving beautiful scarves and baskets instead of carrying staggering loads of wood. The women have a little shop in Addis where they sell their creations, and Connected in Hope sells them on their website as well.
And when Connected in Hope contacted me to see how I could help spread the message further, I was so excited! They want to do a giveway on our blog!! And I really do want to share their story of hope.
You know you want to win one of these awesome little balls:
|Ball is about 5-6 inches and each panel has a letter or a number in Amharic.|
To enter the giveaway do one or more of the following and leave a comment below (one for each) telling us what you did :
1. Sign up for the Connected in Hope email newsletter (found at the bottom of www.connectedinhope.org) (one entry)
2. "Like" Connected in Hope on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ConnectedinHope) (one entry)
3. Follow Connected in Hope on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/ConnectedinHope)(one entry)
4. Subscribe to the Connected in Hope blog (www.connectedinhope.com)
and for 10 extra BONUS entries purchase something from then Connected in Hope store and then come back and leave a comment telling us what you bought! Those scarves are so beautiful... and fall is coming!
Don't forget to leave me a comment for each entry - that's the only way I'll know what you did!
The winner will be announced on Thursday, 8/18/11