Taking action on inequality (it's easier than you think!)

by Emily Betzler October 16, 2014

In an unfair world, inequality happens...

Today is Blog Action Day, which means bloggers from all over the world are coming together to write about an issue. Today's topic is inequality.

While millions of people are born into lives full of love and opportunity,

millions more are born into an entirely different world.

 

Neither the "haves" nor the "have-nots" have any say in the circumstance they are given. In an unfair world this kind of inequality just happens.

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The  facts concerning inequality can be sobering, but they ARE. NOT. HOPELESS.

Our position in life is no accident.

When we are placed in a position of affluence, through birth or fortitude, it isn't just so we can be blessed, but rather so that we would  bless others.

One way we can do this is through our daily purchases.  When we purchase with purpose and conviction we can positively impact people's lives by providing them with economic opportunities. Lets take a quick look at Haiti:

Haiti is a stunning country full of beautiful, vibrant people.

But as a country, it has more than its fair share of hardships and inequalities. Here are two facts:

40% of Haitians lack access to clean water         75% of Haitians live on less than $2 a day

Talk about inequality. However, the creative, talented, industrious, and hard working Haitians aren't letting these inequalities keep them down.  They are working despite the harsh realities into which they were born to create wonderful lives and some pretty amazing products. Check them out!

This is Maria Jose, she works with HAPI.  She loves embroidering, learning, and having the ability to send her kids to school.

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This is Christianna, an artist, a mother, and a gardener. She works with 2nd Story Goods.

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This is Wilnes, he works with Haiti's Jewels. He is father, a leader, an electrician, a musician, and he makes amazing coconut jewelry.

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Today, right where you are, is the perfect time to take a stand against inequality.

Our seemingly insignificant purchases can make HUGE impacts.

If you shop today, shop Beautifully!!

xoxo





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