This is a super cute ceramic mug that has an amazing drawing made by an artist that works with I Pour Life, one of our partners in Missouri. We LOVE this mug and it is a staple in our personal collection, not just because it is adorable but because of the mission behind it. Wanna hear the mission?
Here it is: I Pour Life Ethiopia’s integrated programs are keeping families together and preventing children from going to orphanages by providing Economic Empowerment training to single moms who have listed their child as a half orphan. Children are immersed in the bilingual, early childhood development center as we come alongside their guardians for family development. Kids who were once malnourished and without opportunity for education, are growing and thriving under daily Nanny care.
Through the Orphan Prevention model, we are creating ways for children to stay connected with adults who love them but who may need help providing for them due to extreme levels of poverty. The I Pour Life Ethiopia approach creates opportunities for family members and guardians to provide for their children, reducing the number of children given up for adoption or living on the streets, keeping them together as a family unit.
I Pour Life also works locally in the United States to help foster youth walk through life and is a positive youth development model that advances foster care and other at-risk youth to a place of self-sufficiency and independence from government subsidies.
With every purchase of this mug, you are giving back to them and supporting their mission so they can reach more people. It is something you can be proud of and makes an awesome gift!