You might remember last Summer, I told you about a book that I was helping to compile, called The Mom Quilt.
Over 60 wonderful moms came together and told stories about motherhood. The raw, the real and the wonderful parts of it. I giggled and sobbed my way through the stories, it’s truly a beautiful compilation.
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We created this project to help raise money for a well that was to be built for the Mercy House in Kenya. The Mercy House fund two maternity homes in Kenya, and they are doing wonderful work there. The well is a way for them to save a lot of energy and money having to truck water in from a fair distance away. It’s also a way for the maternity homes to help their community by clean providing water at a much lower cost than what everyone is paying now. It’s an empowering business and something that will impact so many lives on the other side of the world.
The Mom Quilt was just one of many fundraising projects happening to fund this well, and all of the $40,000 was raised, and the well digging has begun.
We only had an ebook version available for the first several months this project was raising funds. This was so that every penny that came in for the book could go towards the well.
Now that the well is becoming a reality, we wanted to branch out and make a paperback version of this beautiful book. All of the money is still going to support the Mercy House after printing costs and amazon fees.
I have loved going back through and re-reading some of these beautiful stories.
Just in time for Mother’s day, this would make a wonderful gift for the mom-friends in your life to encourage them! And you’d know that it’s helping some wonderful moms on the other side of the world as well. That’s my kind of Mother’s day gift!
I hope you enjoy this book as much as we did writing it! If you did, please also leave a review on Amazon so that more moms can find it and be encouraged!
Another way you can give a wonderful gift to the moms in your life that will have a worldwide impact is to sign her up for a Fair Trade Friday box. They send monthly boxes full of beautiful artisan products made across the world. Many of them even have the name of the woman who made the jewelry or bag, which makes it so much more special. You can sign up for the original fair trade friday box here, or the bracelet club or even the earring of the month box!
Happy Mother’s Day and thanks for supporting the Mercy House!