We’re ending off this year so thankful for all that we were able to accomplish with your support! These past few months we’ve had incredible support from our pre-orders and we were able to do three donations in just a few months.
In November we were able to team up with Nica-Home, a non-profit organization that helps give families the chance to own their own homes. The typical interest rate from a bank loan in Nicaragua is 12%. Not only are most families not approved for these loans because of their low income, but even if they are, the high interests rates and high payment plans make it impossible for most families to successfully pay them off.
Nica-Home gifts 50% of the house and loans the other half at 0% interest. Families are able to pay off as much or as little as they can each month and the payments are re-invested into the donation aspect of the program.
This November, we were able to team up with them and help cover the gifted portion of a new home for a young family.
We were also able to help another young family set up water and electricity to their home. We’ve mentioned this in the past, but one of our passions is helping young families. We can’t imagine what it must be like to have little ones to care for and not have access to basic needs. When we saw this young family raising their kids in a rural community without access to running water or electricity, we knew we had to help.
We were able to install piping and all the electrical components needed to give them easy access to fresh water and power in their home. We hope to continue to help this family build a safe and comfortable home for their little ones.
And last but not least, this Christmas Eve my husband and I and our two oldest travelled into a rural community to give our gifts to so many precious kids! So many smiles were spread that day and so many kids who otherwise likely would have received nothing, had something to open on Christmas. While the toys themselves may not last long, the gift of making a child feel loved, thought of and treasured is priceless and we’re so thankful we were able to do that for so many kids that day.
Thanks for helping us end this year on such a high note. When we look back on the year, we are thankful for the growth and success we’ve experienced but what really drives us and leaves our hearts full is this: being able to look back and see that this little business has been able to make an impact. We know our thank you’s must sound like a broken record by now, but we’d never be able to do this if you all didn’t team up with us to make a difference. Thank you for supporting our shop- your purchases really do have power!
Allison & Rachel, Xx