This week, I was overjoyed to receive a few photos of gorgeous Yerosen, our sponsor in Ethiopia. Of course, cue the round of tears when I realized she was wearing the blue sweater I gifted her for Christmas last year! Read a brief introduction to her and Because of Kennedy here. Every month for over a year now, a portion of our profits have helped pay for her education and basic needs through Because of Kennedy, a growing non-profit working directly in small communities in Ethiopia.
In the land of KickStarters, GoFundMes, etc., I have found it hard to parse out how to do good effectively (especially when sticking to a budget) because goodness knows when a friend sends me a link to help fund their work, I am all in (thanks, Virgo tendencies). For me, I love the structure, ease, and direct impact of my monthly gift to BoK. The funds directly impact your sponsor child and a few times a year, all sponsors have the option of gifting physical gifts and letters as well, which are given directly to your child. I cannot say enough great things about my experience, and am so looking forward to watching Yerosen bloom this year.