I have seen disasters firsthand. In 2000 I witnessed the after-effects left by a
combination of a cyclone and the flooding of three rivers in Mozambique. This event caused
catastrophic floods in January and February of that year. I was there to see the devastation those
floods caused. Some 700 persons were
killed, 300,000 persons were left homeless and 750,000 persons were affected by
these floods in Southern Mozambique.
This is nothing in comparison to what has happened in Haiti. This is beyond my comprehension. These scenes shaped the course of my future and ultimately
made my mind up that one day, I would try and help others in same way, shape or
form. This “form” turned out to be
sustainable job creation. I believe a
job provides a person with a sense of dignity and pride and ultimately can save
a person’s life, spirit and soul. Because of my firm belief in hand-ups and not hands-outs, I
have spent much time researching the non-profit that I would like to donate a
portion of Khaya’s proceeds to. I chose
Action Against Hunger. They received a 4 Star Rating from Charity Navigator.
WHAT DOES ACTION AGAINST HUNGER DO?
They combat global hunger and save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations of conflict, war and natural disaster. From crisis to sustainability, they work to tackle the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. They do this by using their expertise in nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy
WHY DID I CHOSE ACTION AGAINST HUNGER?
integrate their programs with local and national systems. This ensures that
short-term interventions become long-term solutions. I believe very strongly in
long-term solutions, such as job creation.
If you would like to read more about them, please see their rating on
Charity Navigator http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3212
and their website http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/
WHAT IS THE KHAYA COOKIE COMPANY DOING?
For every box sold of our antioxidant rich Grapeseed Shortbreads, we will give ONE HALF of our proceeds to Action Against Hunger. Please help us make a significant contribution. You get our Grapeseed Shortbreads loaded with antioxidants from South African grapes surrounded by tangy currants in our crisp shortbread cookie and you get to help out Haiti and the women of South Africa who are employed making our Khaya Cookies. You can't go wrong here!