Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. — Buddha
Each Sunday I take a break from writing articles on managing money, and turn to something a little more meaningful. As the first article in this section, I would like to raise awareness of a small non-profit organization called Green Eyes in Africa. They are a group “dedicated to educating, empowering, and loving impoverished African orphans.” What is unique about the Green Eyes in Africa orphanage is that neither of the two founders accept a salary for their work, ensuring 100% of donations go to those in need.
The reason I have chosen Green Eyes in Africa as the featured charity/non-profit is largely due to one of my best friends. About a year and a half ago my friend went to help her uncle (one of the founders) with this orphanage in Cameroon. I had a chance to read her blogs and view some of the photos she sent. Despite the inconceivable poverty, I was impressed with how much success this small organization has seen from the efforts they put into helping the lives of these children.
Initially I had decided to take quotes from my friend’s e-mail blogs (they are now posted in their older blog section), but upon reviewing them I just couldn’t pick and chose. They all carried such powerful descriptions. Instead, I invite you to take a few moments and read for yourself what this great organization is doing despite tremendous challenges. It is truly inspiring and touching.
If you would like to donate to this orphanage, please visit their website. While you are visiting, check out their (new) blogs and view some of their photos. They even have a Green Eyes in Africa YouTube channel you can view. My favorite is their Nutcracker movie. 🙂
Images used in this article are linked directly to the Green Eyes in Africa website server. If a link goes dead, please post a comment and I will correct the problem.