Happy New Year! We are excited to begin a new year focused on loving and empowering those who need it the most. Your January box includes an inspiring cuff bracelet, a crocheted mug cozy, and delicious roasted coffee, all made for you by refugees who are working hard to support their families.
This month’s cuff bracelet was crafted by a refugee woman named Naw Moe. She hand stamped a heart onto the back of each cuff to represent the love and support she feels through this ministry – a reminder that your purchase does more than provide financial support. When you see this heart, we hope you feel that love, too!
Thanks to a refugee organization in Maine called The Root Cellar, we were able to connect with two incredible Ethiopian refugee women for the remaining items in this month’s box. These two women, Tigest and Ziggy, carefully roasted the coffee in this box. Tigest has been in the United States for 17 years and lives here with her husband and their four children. She and her husband own their own taxi business that has been affected by the introduction of new ride-share services like Uber. Now, she is praying for a new job and hopes to one day open her own coffee shop and deli. Ziggy, a native of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, came to the United States in 1995. She and her husband, Peter, have eight children, two of whom are still in Ethiopia. Right now, Peter is in his home country of South Sudan to take care of family matters, so Ziggy is working hard to provide for her family while he is away. Ziggy also made the crocheted mug cozies you’ll find in this box!
Thank you again for supporting refugees and trafficking survivors through your purchase of this box. We are grateful for your continued support in 2017!