A few months ago, I shared this picture. I wanted to share it again as part of this A to Z Challenge that was only supposed to be in April but has somehow managed to spill over into May. Because this photo is important.
Throughout this A to Z Challenge, I’ve highlighted some pretty amazing things about Ethiopia. I hope I’ve dispelled a few myths along the way. But there’s one thing that still remains very true about the situation in Ethiopia: there are a lot of orphans. And if things don’t change soon, there will be even more orphans (thanks, in part, to the ongoing famine in much of the country). So this photo is important. Because it reminds me of how many children need families.
We can do something about it. And I’m not talking about adopting. I’m talking about partnering with organizations with boots on the ground in Ethiopia. I’m talking about helping to provide clean water and transforming a village. I’m talking about helping to stop children from becoming orphans in the first place.
That’s why i’m partnering with World Vision to help change the world in Ethiopia. Because there are already too many orphans in the world. And this is especially true in Ethiopia. Partnering with organizations like World Vision will help us break the cycle of poverty in Ethiopia and around the world.
We are more than merely the sum of our parts. We are #GreaterTogether and have the power to make a real difference in the world around us.