you have empowered us~~~~

“you have empowered us & told us you can work….and come out of this(poverty)” jalia, in uganda


i’ll be honest. it’s hard for me to watch this video and keep a dry eye. you’ve heard me say so many times the desire of my heart is to go africa, primarily uganda  and meet jalia ( and my compassion little man brian). to put my arms around her. her face, her voice , they are to me the face and voice of so many in not only uganda but all around the world. living in poverty yet being empowered through sustainable income and are able to turn their lives around. poverty is not their fault. and once i heard their story, i can’t forget their story. i can’t pretend i didn’t know. pretend i didn’t know millions are dying from preventable diseases. millions are starving to death. many are enslaved.

i see her beautiful face and hear the HOPE in her voice. the hope to empower others. the hope to continue to see her future and the future of her family improve.

we launched our Noonday Collection spring line today! i’m in love with so many of these pieces…many of which are made by the artisans in Jalia & Daniel’s group.  i’ll be back with more pictures and share the pieces and my favorites and all….but for now, i wanted to share this first. if you have purchased from Noonday, YOU have empowered them….

February 28, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Sara - Hi! I hopped over here from Tara’s blog. I love your photos and your home and thanks for sharing the Noonday video. My heart beats for Africa, too!

February 28, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Jody - We are so blessed and we have so much here in America and yet many times we are discontent and ungrateful. This video is a wonderful reminder to count our blessings and then use our blessings to in turn bless others. My eleven year old daughter and I are going to Uganda in April on a mission trip. Maybe we will see some of the sweet faces on the video.

February 28, 2013 - 8:07 pm

Kimberly Falls - I bought several Noonday products at Christmas both to give and for myself. I love it and am always getting compliments on the bracelet I bought! I can’t wait to check out the spring collection!

March 2, 2013 - 8:45 am

tara - Paige…..this shreds me. it slays me in all the best ways.
thank you for what you do to help them….and for giving us the opportunity to join you. DON’T stop telling us their stories.