Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Colors of Africa Bracelet & Earrings Set Review


 
 
I have another great product to tell you about that I got from World Vision, the organization that is helping out the people in the Phillipines with the Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief Fund.
 
They sent me this lovely Zakale Colors of Africa Bracelet and Earrings set to review that were made in Nairobi. Take a look and you will see why I am so very excited about the set!
 
These are handcrafted in Kenya from recycled beads and wire. These awesome artists who received a loan from World Vision to grow their business and lift themselves out of poverty.

Description:

Approximate sizes: bracelet 8" long, earrings 2" long. Each is unique - size and color may vary slightly.
 
If you will remember right before Christmas I had the Ornament Set that was animals from Africa as Christmas Tree Ornaments that I reviewed. This is the same organization that those lovely ornaments came from. Everything that I have seen on World Vision's website is absolutely beautiful. No matter what you get there, it will be something to treasure for years to come.

 
URGENT: World Vision is providing vital help to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan—one of the strongest storms in recorded history—after it slammed the Philippines on November 8. An estimated 14.4 million people are affected, including 5.5 million children. Thousands are dead and millions more need emergency assistance. World Vision is rushing to meet the most urgent needs of food, clean water, and emergency shelter for the most vulnerable children and their families.  
Your gift will help provide vital relief to children and families devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

  • $24 can provide essential supplies like a blanket and mosquito net.
  • $33 can supply a hygiene kit for a family.
  • $35 can provide a food kit to feed a family for 7 days.
  • $184 can give a family an emergency shelter.
  • $285 can provide the essentials that a family needs to survive, including food, clean water, shelter, education, and Child-Friendly Spaces.

  • To help even more, sponsor a child in the Philippines. When a disaster like Typhoon Haiyan strikes, sponsorship provides a child and entire community with life-saving basics and resilience in the aftermath.

    The Philippines is hit by an average of 19 typhoons a year. A tropical country made up of more than 7,100 volcanic islands, the Philippines is vulnerable to earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, and landslides. Ongoing conflict in some areas also puts children’s lives at risk.

    World Vision has been working with the people of the Philippines since 1954, and we are often one of the first organizations to respond when disaster strikes. Our global pre-positioning resource network ensures that we can provide emergency relief supplies including food, hygiene kits, and temporary shelter to the most vulnerable.

    In addition to life-saving aid, World Vision establishes Child-Friendly Spaces to provide children with safe environments. We stay in a community for the long haul to help families recover, rebuild, and prepare for the next disaster.

    Learn more about our Impact on Disaster Relief.
    You can also sponsor a child if you choose to help in that way also. Here is what that will do:

    For about $1 a day, you'll provide children in need with access to life-saving basics like:
        
  • Clean water
  • Nutritious food
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • And more!

  • You can also go check out their Gift Catalog Video on how buying a gift works and how it helps. In the past year, they used 85% of their total operating expenses for programs that directly benefit children, families, and communities. Only 10% goes back in Fundraising and 5% goes to Management. I would say that is a pretty darn percentage rate of success!

    Connect with World Vision:

    Mailing Address:
    World Vision, Inc.
    P.O. Box 9716
    Federal Way, WA 98063-9716
    Email (US only): info@worldvision.org
    Phone: 1 (888) 511-6548 (US only)

    14 comments:

    Sally Bridges said...

    I would love the silver vines cuff bracelet!!

    Lisa T said...

    I love the Thai Silk Scarf.

    terrajunebug said...

    So many cute and wonderful things. I also like the Thai silk scarf... that would be a perfect gift for my mother.

    GabbyLowe said...

    I like the lead cuff bracelet (Laura DeLuca - timmiedeluca@comcast.net )

    Vennie Martinisi said...

    I liked a lot of what I saw, but, the silk scarf was very pretty.

    Wendi said...

    I love the Silver Vines Cuff so pretty

    Kim Pinch said...

    I like the Hand-woven Thai purse

    rookieabh said...

    Love the Christmas Ornament: Elephant!

    Ashley Sifers

    wcaligirl said...

    Thai Bracelet (Turquoise) $40 very pretty

    Karen said...

    Embroidered Silk Scarf is my favorite thing

    PaulineMilner said...

    I have been a supporter of World Vision for many years. I love the variety of items that they offer. This year, I purchased a goat and chickens for three families. I also love their handmade jewellery. Thank you for another super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

    Debbie said...

    I love the handbeaded Christmas ornaments. Especially the elephant.

    Misha Estrada said...

    I would like to have the Hand-Carved Serving Spoons. My favorite thing they have is the different animals you can donate.

    Crystal Rose said...

    I like the Hand-Carved Serving Spoons.