After hearing about the children in Africa who have to travel many miles each day to carry water, Bela was very concerned and wanted to help "mail them some water" :) She grabbed a glass of water and started carrying it on her head like the African children do in the videos. Because of this we are working with Glimmer to make Bela's birthday wish come true. So instead of bringing a gift to her party, please consider donating $5, $10, or $15 to this beautiful cause.
A Glimmer of Hope helps lifts women and children out of extreme poverty in rural Ethiopia. Using an entrepreneurial model it provides clean water, schools, health clinics and micro-finance loans, one village at a time. 100% of all donations go directly to funding these projects. Glimmer’s endowment covers all its operating expenses and even replaces credit card transaction fees. Every dollar donated through Glimmer reaches the people in need. Over the last 10 years, Glimmer has completed more than 5000 projects and improved 2.4 million lives