You may have heard how the spike in COVID cases in Nepal has resulted in another series of lockdowns. Those who were poor and struggling to begin with are now being challenged even more greatly. People are going hungry and dying for lack of food and medical care. A dear friend of ours, Anjila, is responding to the need and doing what she can to feed and care for those around her.I recently received this note from her:
Sarah didi (elder sister), nowadays due to COVID there is a bit of a change in what I am doing. I continue to connect with women and work to empower them and their hands’ work. And, as there was a long hold in Nepal for more than a year, major issues came up and I am now working to supply rations and other needed items to people and family around me as much as possible.
No matter where we look, there are great needs, whether in the lives of those nearest and dearest, or far away and yet unknown to us. May Anjila inspire and move us, too, to act with love to care for people and family around us who are suffering and hurting. May we be emBOLDened to reach outside of our comfort zones and commit to care for each other as if all are our family … because, I believe, it is satya (“true” in Nepali).
And, I’d love to share these beauties with you … called sister-brother bracelets (didi-dhai churas in Nepali), these beautiful bracelets are a wearable reminder that we belong to each other. They have been masterfully crafted by Anjila and Indu, mother-daughter artisan changemakers fighting against human trafficking and building community in Kathmandu, Nepal. Our artisan friends sip chai, sing, and pray blessings over the wearers of these bracelets. They were designed by a Anjila and me when I was last in Nepal for our Seeds of Exchange community.
EnJOY, friends! Sold in packages of 5 – keep 1 for yourself and give the rest to 4 of your friends!
There are two styles of these bracelets – one woven with a single red stone in the center and one with bigger seed-beads with a single red stone. Kindly specify how many you want in the notes of your order.
To give you a glimpse of our sister, Anjila, here are a few photos she shared.
You are loved.
We belong to each other.
Let’s standTALL together and light up the world.
xo, -Sarah DT ❤️🌈🌏
P.S. Check out this week’s PoP (Place of Pause) with a nudge to BE a warrior of love.