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Thursday, 17 May 2012 04:45

Will you help me build a better tomorrow?

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Starting out

When I started the My Arms Wide Open Foundation, I really only had a vision of what I wanted to accomplish. A vision of something I have been passionate about my whole life; working along side women and children to create a future. A future they could believe in. I knew that we would help save lives, solve some important problems, and give more people in rural South and Southern Africa a chance to live their dreams. Our Annual Board meeting at the end of April this year really underscored the importance of us doing what we set out to do, with your support.

Today, thanks to you, My Arms Wide Open Foundation is making that vision a reality.

We have been privileged to touch so many lives already: completed the first seven Iziko Labahlali programs in the My Mentor My Coach Cause, working with the people of Cradock, Eastern Cape and Bergnek, Limpopo; funded the start of our first community based business under the My Business My Community Cause; completed our first project in the My Family My Community Cause by providing a working well and well pump to the people of Bergnek, Limpopo, a small rural community of 3,500 people. 

DonateNowButtonBut we are far from finished. We have big goals for what we want to accomplish in 2012 – and we need your help to get there.

That's why I contribute a significant portion of my own top line income and resources to people in the communities of My Arms Wide Open, because I believe that I need to do my part in creating and enabling the change needed in our world.

Our work takes many forms – supporting women entrepreneurs and providing women with the opportunities to create the future they want for their children; transferring in the missing skills to create economic activity in communities; providing washable and reusable menstrual supplies for girls in struggling communities helping the girls to stay in school; building our vertical food garden walls to provide sustainable food sources in communities around the world without access to regular food supplies, arable land or consistent and readily available water resources; providing education to children and communities on growing their own food in healthy and sustainable ways; working with children, youth and woman in our Iziko Labahlali programs to believe that they matter, are worth it and can contribute to their families and communities in meaningful ways; providing innovative and creative education systems and support for community based schools.

But every project we undertake together stems from the heart of from the same belief – give of yourself, give people the skills, tools and opportunities they need to improve their lives, and they will be empowered to build a stronger tomorrow for themselves and their children.

I hope you will partner with me in the life-changing work we are doing each and every day. Please don't wait to get involved. Every $1 counts.

Because of you, we've achieved amazing things in the past 2 years – but you and I both know our job is far from done. I look forward to working with you to continue building a better world.

Your Comments: Let us know what you think. For more information, please contact us using the information below or if you would like to find out more about our Causes and the initiatives we are undertaking in each one, visit our website using the links here and get engaged.


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Support members of the rural communities in South Africa to participate in the Iziko Labahlali programs and BE a Part of the Change! DonateNowButton-sm

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