Today is the 2 year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake.
It’s 2 years later and on the one hand it seems like NOTHING has changed. There are still millions living in tent cities. The cleanup continues. Rebuilding seems slow. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the hugeness of the situation and become discouraged.
But there are incredible things happening there. Stories of organizations making a difference in small but exciting ways.
You’ve heard me talk about the Stoves for Haiti campaign from The Adventure Project (TAP). I love it because it’s such a seemingly small thing. A $20 investment that helps make a charcoal-efficient stove affordable for a family in Haiti. The stoves are healthier (no toxic open-fire fumes), take 50% less charcoal (more $$ for other things, and cook faster (more time for mom to spend w/ her family).
Five women in Haiti have the job of selling the stoves to families (at a price made affordable because of YOUR sponsorship). TAP had hoped they’d sell 2 stoves per day.
They’re selling 20!! With waiting lists.
So today TAP is asking its group of supporters to find 2 friends that will sponsor a stove (just $20) and they in turn will find 2 friends to sponsor a stove, etc.
But 2 friends? Well that seems easy.
And you know me, I like a challenge.
So I’m hoping to find 20 friends who will sponsor a stove for $20…then each of them will find 2 friends, etc.
Are you in?