When it rains here, though, my thoughts turn to a young girl in Africa. Simangele lives in Swaziland, Africa, where there is a drought, a famine and AIDs claims the lives of too many people. Against all these odds, Simangele wants to grow up to be a doctor. Growing up will be hard, though – and her single mother, who is a school teacher, will have a difficult time helping Simangele go to school to be a doctor. I mailed the original of this ACEO to Simangele, with a little personal message to her on the back of it. I have made prints of this ACEO and will donate all of the proceeds of the sale of them to World Vision to help children like Simangele all over the world.
I joined the EtsyBloggers Team recently and they have a Blog Carnival with the topic to show something green in your shop - so here is Simangele's green tree - one to shade her from the sun as she enjoys the spring rain that I pray will come her way!