Imagine it. Imagine walking down the dirty, bustling streets of Nairobi and taking in African life swiftly moving around you. Smells of freshly cut meat fill the air and market life uproars with motorbikes weaving in and out of bumper to bumper cars. Can you see it? Now freeze in that spot. If you were to look around and see, truly see the hurt tangibly present around you, would you take notice? Would you take notice in the widow clinging to her dying newborn because she hasn't sold any bananas at her stand in a week? Would you take notice in the street boy on the corner clinging to his bottle full of fumes to ease the hunger and pain of loss?
Impoverished Blessings was created out of brokenness, out of shame and rejection. It was in this very real moment the Lord chose us. He chose all of us to help heal others in the very thing we would consider ourselves to be broken and inadequate in. These street boys are seen as broken in societies eyes, inadequate to succeed in any way. But Blessing means "A promise from God" and His promise still stands. Our boys were created for greatness with a calling only they can fulfill, each unique and so incredibly beautiful.
Each piece of Impoverished Blessing jewelry represents one of our boys. Look for the unique charm on each one of our pieces and go read the story of the child your piece represents. Our dream is to put a dent in poverty, to see brokenness meet purpose. For the orphan to be welcomed into a family.
We have a dream and we will not stop.
For when you saw me hungry, you fed me. When you found me thirsty you gave me something to drink. When I had no place to stay you invited me in, and when I was poorly clothed, you covered me. Then the godly will answer him, "Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty and give you food and something to drink? When did we see you with no place to stay and invite you in? When did we see you poorly clothed and cover you? When did we see you sick and tenderly care for you, or in prison and visit you?" And the King answered them, "Don't you know? When you cared for one of the least important of these my little ones, my true brothers and sisters, you demonstrate love for me."