making plans is for the birds; i don’t even know what that means. is that a haiku? empowerment
ok focus. one of my most favorite inspirational blogs is the fossil blog. they always have what i love or am thinking about, and when i saw this post on there, i just haaaad to share. we all know i don’t know what i want to do with my life, but i do know i would love to establish a non-profit, and this one is one of the most inspirational i’ve seen in a while. it’s called 100cameras, and their mission statement states:
100cameras identifies children living in unjust conditions and gives them cameras to document their lives. Their photo narratives are used to raise awareness and capital to meet physical needs and empower sustainable growth within their community.
so these children take pictures and then the organization provides a way for people to buy them, and then ALL of the money goes back to that child in his or her community. they are “empowered,” the consumer gets beautiful (and inexpensive-like $8 inexpensive) art, and the organization finds fulfillment. this is non-profits at their best; i am in love. here are some of the images from the kids: