147 Million Orphans was created by 2 moms to raise orphan awareness worldwide, create sustainable employment for impoverished women, feed hungry children,and help adopting families raise the necessary funds to bring their children home.
Women in Uganda are taught how to make beautiful necklaces out of recycled magazines. They are sold online, and the profits help them feed their children and boost their local economy.
Usually, 147 retains 50% of the profits from these necklaces for adopting families, but from now until December 24th, that 50% will be split between Project Hopeful- which raises awareness and support for families adopting children with HIV and AIDS, and Amazima- A program in Uganda that feeds and educates hundreds of children and is run by the amazing Katie Davis.
The site also sells shirts...
and each purchase allows mothers in Africa nurture their children and their communities.
The necklaces and bags would make great stocking stuffers for friends in your Sunday School, Mommy Club, or for that hard to buy for friend of yours! I know I will be handing some of those necklaces out on Christmas Day! They are absolutely amazing, even prettier in person!