Amazima, founded by Katie Davis, and their mission to feed, educate, and encourage the orphaned, poor, and vulnerable in the country of Uganda is pretty much the coolest thing since igloos.
If you have visited this blog before chances are you have heard me talk about Katie Davis before.
After high school she went to Uganda for an opportunity to teach kindergarten at an orphanage in a small village.
It was supposed to be a 10 month commitment.
She experienced poverty, hurt, and oppression on a whole new level. She knew she had to do something, anything, to help.
One night, in January 2008, a mud hut down the road from the orphanage collapsed on three small orphans during a rainstorm. Davis couldn’t find any living relatives willing to take any of the girls, and she refused to send them to an overcrowded orphanage.
Three days later, the youngest called her mom.
Davis then rented a house to accommodate the three girls. Over the next 18 months, 10 more girls moved in, all from different circumstances.
Today, 25 year old Katie is the mom to 13 girls and living in Uganda. Believe it or not, that is just the beginning of Katie’s ministry!
She initiated a self-sustaining vocational program to empower women to make unique Ugandan magazine bead necklaces. And now..new to the Amazima ministry is Banded no slip headbands!
From the banded website : We support Amazima, founded by Katie Davis, and their mission to feed, educate, and encourage the orphaned, poor, and vulnerable in the country of Uganda. For each headband you purchase we provide Amazima the funds to provide 3 meals.
Stylish functional and the money spent goes to something awesome? What could be better….I know WINNING ONE!
To win the below black sparkle headband (my personal favorite) just help us spread the word about banded!
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They make a great Christmas gift too!