We are honored to partner with Lima and Malika in India who shared with us their vision to reach out to their hungry neighbors with 10-day food and health kits. | May, 2021 – India
WHY this MATTERS …
You have, no doubt, heard of what is happening in India with the second wave of COVID bringing great suffering, sickness, and death to many. When Lima and Malika, long time friends of mine, reached out to share what they wanted to do to respond to the suffering of their hungry neighbors, we said YES!
As of June 2, 2021, with the funds given through our Seeds community, they have distributed more than 130 kits and they will be able to serve 70 more families with the remaining funds we sent today. They’re trying to be creative and make the remaining funds go as far as possible, as there are so many families in need.
May all who receive these little food and health kits tangibly feel our BIG love for them and be reminded that they are not alone.
OUTPOURING of Thankfulness …
This 3-minute video is a HEARTFELT THANK YOU from Lima and Malika.
FINANCIAL details …
Donations were made to Anjali’s fiscal sponsor, Her Future Coalition, and 100% of the funds raised through this campaign were disbursed to YWAM Lucknow for Lima and Malika’s work in their community.
Funds were donated from around the world via facebook, Venmo, and personal checks.
From Lima & Malika …
Dear Sarah Didi, Today we started giving. There is a lockdown in the city and we need to follow a strict covid guidelines to do things. So we called them in to our home at this time to give and few places I went and gave in their houses. Tomorrow we will do again. -Lima and Malika | May 11, 2021
“Hello my dear friend Sarah Didi [“sister”], Today I went along with one of my good friend and brother and distributed the food packages and health Kit’s to many with keeping all the covid 19 guidelines. Also I did many home delivery. So glad to see their joyful faces after receiving the packages. Great day.” -Lima Aklant | May 12, 2021
“The local news channel wanted to telecast our work. I talked about why we are giving the provisions to people who are in need and how Seeds of Exchange has been a great help to support this cause.” -Lima, May 23
If you, like me, cannot speak Hindi, I hope you still enjoy and catch a glimpse of the JOY in our friend as he shares his community’s story on television. I LOVE how they are reaching out to their neighbors with love … and capturing the attention of their local news channel!
BE an EVERYDAY PHILANTHROPIST …
As part of our call to all to be an everyday philanthropist, each month we spotlight a project or program in the world. Our partner’s focus is in at least one of these five categories: human rights, education, health, community emergencies, and art-activism. We are blessed with a huge pool of changemakers in our community – so there is never a lack of trusted organizations with whom to partner.
This sort of “everyday philanthropy” is about an unrestrained generosity rooted in the reality of your everyday life. Generosity feels good. It is part of your purpose on the planet. It finds ways to share with others the treasure trove of whatever you have and whatever you love. It makes a difference with your small and large acts alike … living with a commitment and connection to your sisters and brothers near and far. Explore and discover your unique – right here and now – calling to be an everyday philanthropist today.
I get it: These stories and the very invitation to give and to BE philanthropists isn’t always comfortable. Or easy. Sometimes it’s the world’s pain pricking our hearts that wakes us up to see – and say yes! – to our destiny.
So, today and together, let’s dispute the suggestion that philanthropy is an exclusive club only for those deemed wealthy. Today and together, let’s dispute that the only thing that matters and makes a difference is giving in “big” ways. The movement that will be unleashed when we live as generously unrestrained philanthropists WILL light up the world.
You are loved.
We belong to each other.
Let’s standTALL together and light up the world!
xo, -Sarah Davison-Tracy, Seeds of Exchange