Last month, I shared an advertisement by END7, which I felt was overdoing the shock aspect of their work. So I was pleased to see an email in my inbox the other day, promoting a “new, light-hearted” video for Mother’s Day. I’ll let you watch and make your own decision as to whether they succeeded in that aim.
I do think that their mission, to end 7 preventable diseases by 2020 is a difficult one to make light-hearted, so I think they did the best they could. A great thing about this organization is that even the littlest amounts of money can have a dramatic impact on a person’s life – it costs about 75c to protect someone from these parasites!
I think that as we all take time to appreciate our mothers today, we should ponder the number of children who lose their mothers, and the mothers who lose their cherished children due to easily preventable illnesses. I am so blessed to have been born into a family with relative wealth and to have an abundance of resources at my disposal, which allow me to get treatment when ill, attend school, and live comfortably.
In honour of the mothers around the world who are struggling to provide for and raise their precious children, Happy Mother's Day, everyone!
Welcome! My name is Katiana and I am a development professional pursuing my dream to live out Isaiah 1:17 to the best of my abilities. I am passionate about teaching and working with vulnerable families and children to improve their lives sustainably.
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