The Gift of Empowering Others

Friday, November 30, 2012

Oh baby it's Friday and I'm gonna give you the opportunity to give and receive! Twice. Bam!

First up, my sweet friend Christie, from Compass In My Heart, is offering a BOGO deal thru her Ekubo Ministries. Provide sustainable jobs to men and women so that they can generate income and provide for their families. That sounds a lot better than giving Target more market-share huh? Besides, look at how stunning their products are...

I can't think of a better way to give a gift and receive the joy of knowing you are helping others. Hello heart of Christmas.

Another giving opportunity is thru my friend Stacy. Her foster daughter Sango is a finalist in the Dr. Pepper $100,000 tuition giveaway. What makes Sango stand out among thousands? Her incredible story:  Sango's family fled war-torn Congo 8 years ago. They lived in a refugee camp in Tanzania for 7 years. Her native language is Kibembe, but she also speaks Swahili and learned English upon coming to America. At just 18 years of age she goes to school, works part time and helps her family of 10 by taking care of her 5 younger siblings, cooking and cleaning when her parents were at work.  And if that's not enough, Sango volunteers with Refugee Resources Inc., where she enjoys participating in Reading Circle-- a time where refugee children get to practice their reading and English.  If she gets this scholarship, she will be the first in her family to go to a university.  

Here's a short video with beautiful Sango...

Good grief, at 18 I was consumed with boys, fashion and partying. She has more drive in her pinky than I do in my whole body!  Girls like Sango inspire me beyond words. Voting starts today. I'll be back soon with a link that will allow you to cast a daily vote for Sango. Will you help her do the one thing that millions of teenagers take for granted daily? Education can change a life and generations to come.

The link: (FINALLY) (vote for Sango - Social Worker)

Thank you so much for reading today and every day. You guys are the shiz! xo


  1. My son went to Africa last Summer to teach english as part of a cultural enrichment program. He came home with new meaning, and a better appreciation of our world and all we have in America. I think it amazed him to see how much of our culture is known about in Africa. They know all the pop culture and history.

    Sango looks lovely and lucky to have this experience.

  2. Wow, what an incredible story. She seems amazing. Will definitely be voting for her!


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