Have you seen Poverty, Inc.?
The whole documentary is an eye-opening look at the “business” of giving to poor countries. It is an important film to watch.
There’s an interesting segment on orphans, and how many of them end up in orphanages. Most aren’t orphans at all- many of them have at least one living parent who loves them and even visits them in the orphanage. They are there because the parents can’t provide basic needs for their beloved children, such as food and clothing, mostly because they don’t have jobs. It is a whole cycle of system of poverty and it is heartbreaking.
This is the main reason why I am a Noonday Ambassador and why Noonday is relevant on Integrative Mom. Noonday provides jobs for artisans in developing countries so they are able to earn a living and keep the children they so love.
If you don’t know about Noonday, please watch this video for an introduction to what we are all about. (Watch for me- I’m wearing a tight fitting black dress that gloriously showcases my last baby bump!)
I also have quite a few items left in my sample sale which you can see here.