Story telling from Australia
Kick up your heels! Party! Spend money! Let’s keep those cash tills ringing and boost the economy! It’s easy to forget at this time of year, when shops are crying out for customers and enticing them with special offers, that too much spending is what got us into trouble in the first place.
So I’m doing my best to restrain myself this Christmas, but one thing I will be spending money on is a new roof; not for me, but for the ladies at Samunnat in Nepal. They need to finish their new home, somewhere safe where they can work and escape the domestic abuse they have suffered. If they can find 500 people to donate $20 each, they might just get there.
I got my credit card out this afternoon, idly wondering if I should buy a crate of white or a crate of red. Why not both? Then I realised that all I’m being asked to donate is the cost of a single bottle (and it certainly won’t do me any harm to go without a drink for a day or two.)
I logged on to find out more about Samunnat’s Raising the Roof campaign and read that the money raised will help people like Maya, who is disfigured by facial and body tumours and rejected by her peers, but warmly welcomed at Samunnat. Thank you Wendy Moore, for sharing her story.
My tiny drop in the ocean has hopefully joined other tiny drops, and the next bottle of wine will taste all the sweeter for it.
You can find out more about the Samunnat project (and donate if you choose to) by visiting the Samunnat website below: