Friday, August 8, 2008

Change a Life

Within the last few of months I've been blessed to be participating in a project with a large group of faithful women from all over the country. The work involves a cookbook with proceeds (after cost) being used to help build water wells in Third World countries villages around the world that don't have access to clean - disease free water.

This project is very near and dear to hearts 'round here. My eldest Grandchild actually held an organizational meeting with a couple friends in order to educate them as to the need in so many nations for clean, healthy water. Miss Kyra worked her buddies up so completely, that by the next day B was met at the door and handed a box of money, (some $14 and change) as the pint sized advocates had begun execution of a master plan designed the day before.



Curious?


Well, here's a few of their marketing plan sketches.



1) Go door to door.


2) Tell neighbors and friend about the need, how people in countries like Africa are calling out for help because their water is not healthy, it is dirty, full of disease and mud...it looks like 'choklet'.




3) The children drink it because they are thirsty, it is all they have and it looks like chocolate.

Note the children: One looks happy drinking her clean bottle of water, the other child frowns as she drinks her bottle of muddy water.

4) With your help, we can send trucks and workers with the tools and equipment to build water wells. Look at those happy workers!




5) Once the well has been dug and water begins pouring out, the people rejoice by singing and dancing as the blessings of fresh clean water rain down. ** I believe I recognize Beth Moore in this one, note the big hair.** Ms Moore is a big water well advocate.



6) Now these countries have clean disease free water.



7) The need is great...in countries all over the world. Will you help?


So there you have it. Basic marketing from 3 passionate kids.


Being part of such a worthy cause in itself is such a gift. That something so benign and inconsequential as a cookbook could be used in such a powerful, life changing way...is very humbling.


If you would like to learn more about the Siesta Fiesta Cookbook project, make a donation, maybe purchase a book for yourself or gifts, click the Siesta Fiesta Cookbook button on the side, it will send a message to Holly who will be delighted to help you out.


Bon App├ętit!

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