The Power of a Seed

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013

Miriam-Istabua4Did you know you can buy duct tape now in just about any color you can imagine? It even comes covered with patterns or sports logos. Believe it or not, there is an emerging market (among 9-12 year old girls at least) for creations fashioned out of duct tape. With this in mind, my 10 year old daughter started a duct tape flower business this year. She shopped for the tape and selected primary colors and accents. She learned different designs and techniques for creating the flowers. She came up with a budget and rudimentary business plan, calculating how much she needed to charge to cover her costs and make a profit. She had her first taste of entrepreneurship. And she was very successful! She earned enough money to purchase some dolls and accessories she had been eyeing at the store for quite some time. Now she LOVES these dolls. She takes them places with her. She dresses and cares for them. They are her prized possessions. I can’t help but think that part of what makes these dolls so precious to her is the fact that she worked for them and bought them herself!

Contributor: Betsy

Contributor: Betsy

As a mental health professional, I can tell you that psychologically, it is powerful to participate in changing your situation. To have ownership of your solution viagra ou pas. That is one of the things I love about the Seed Effect Challenge. Microlending allows the women of South Sudan to participate in a solution! Entrepreneurship allows women to use the incredible gifts and abilities that God has given them to become active agents of change, helping to provide food, water, education and healthcare for their families. It is truly a privilege for us to be allowed to participate in the work that these amazing women are already doing to support their families and communities! Please consider providing the *seeds* for our sisters to become providers and agents of change in their communities in South Sudan.

~Betsy

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