Lesley of Cherub's Kiss and myself have teamed together to not only collaborate on a our range of clothing and nappies but to sponsor the precious babies of Watoto. Funds from some of the auctions will go toward this amazing organization which saves children, babies, child soldiers and mothers destitute and usually near death and gives them hope, dreams and a promising future.
Watoto is building a better Uganda through their faith and dedication, and it brings tears to my eyes just thinking about just what they give to these people. With all of our help, they can save and improve Uganda, and bring this amazing, vibrant and inspirational culture back to where it belongs.
One major motivating factor for us was the fact that we really are just so fortunate here, we live in Gods country, are blessed with plentiful food and peace. We have a health system, and we are really one of the most wealthy countries in the world. I cannot imagine living any other way. Some days I have hard days but I've never had to endure days like the Ugandans are forced to every day of their lives. Our children aren't stolen and forced to kill in an army they know nothing about, we aren't exiled from our families because of illness. We aren't put in the situation that it is impossible to feed our children - and come on, lets face it - for us the actual ACT of adding children to our families is a CHOICE (usually). We cannot fathom in our entire lifetime just how difficult life must be for the people in wartorn Uganda. And without help from us they will never be delivered from this crisis. It will just get worse. It makes my heart so heavy to think about it :(.
Another thing I personally love about Watoto is the fact that it is pretty much run by missionaries. There is no massive corporation to fund - Watoto relies upon the generosity of its missionaries to build and maintain Watoto. I dream about making my way over there in the future to help build a home for a new family, or feed the babies, just anything.
Our sponsorship is ongoing, it will be every month, forever - we have committed ourselves to this wholly and will continue to donate where ever we can. Please find it in your heart to contribute if you can :) - remember, we are all part of this world!!