We want to open this post with a quick statistic for you to digest. When you read it, decide what you think the #1 reason behind this change is…
26% of children born in the developing world in 1960 died before their 5th birthday. Today less than 5% die before they turn 5.
Now digest that. Think to yourself and then decide what you believe the reason that things have gotten so dramatically better is. What’s the big answer here? What could be the meat behind what caused such a dramatic change. I could use all sorts of other statistics, incomes, jobs, education, etc… But this one does a good job of showing the dramatic difference that the developing world has undergone.
I would bet that most of you guessed it was because of aid, or the efforts of rich countries who have chosen to lend a hand to the poor.
But it turns out, it’s not at all.
Solving poverty is a challenge that our generation has the ability to take on, and Bring Love In intends to do everything in our power to help change the world in this regard.
Why is aid not the answer?
There have been lots of studies who tried to find correlation between humanitarian giving in a country and the resulting uptick in incomes or productivity for the recipients. And not one study has been able to find a direct link.
Two big questions come up right?
1. What then did make such a huge difference between 1960 and today?
2. And why should this be the motivation to give?
The first is the most exciting to tackle, because it really is the root of our heart and drive at Bring Love In in the city of Addis Ababa, it is the driving hope for the work that is being done through our Forever Families. The answer we believe is this:
Yep, the #1 reason why Ethiopia is finally developing, why the developing world is coming out of poverty, is because the people there have decided for themselves that the time is now to move ahead! Now they have a long way to go but one day, the people of the country agreed on a goal.
Rise out of poverty.
When it comes to places that are making a difference, countries who are on a roll, heading the right direction, I think you would be hard pressed to find one better than Ethiopia. Almost every year out of the past 10 years Ethiopia has been in the top 5 fastest growing economies in the world, THAT’S INCREDIBLE!
Lots of change all of a sudden and at the core of it is not us, it’s not the people who are reaching out to help who made it happen, it’s the people there, in their own country, deciding enough is enough and that they are ready for their turn, those are the ones who will rise out of poverty!
Why give? Because it does help, it does make a difference!
Just be strategic about it, give where it counts in a way that counts…
That is what Bring Love In is about, helping where it counts, taking the poorest of the poor, orphans and widows, giving them the love and care they need, and building up future leaders so that this incredibly fast moving country keeps moving in the right direction, and so that when it does find itself in a place where it has eliminated poverty than it has a solid biblical foundation to build on.
And what’s more, it’s a concept that encourages growth from within a family unit, within their roots of their country, their culture.
The concept of the Forever Family is an amazing solution for Ethiopia’s orphan crisis,especially now, as out-of-country adoptions have been closed.
We believe in the beautiful unfolding of this story of redemption, this story of wrong’s being made right and broken things being made whole again, and look forward to walking alongside our Forever Families to support them as they continue towards a bright future of Hope in Ethiopia.
So why give, why be apart of this change, and support Bring Love In?
Bring Love In offers a beautiful concept of renewal for the family unit and a structure to give a child a family, a home and a bright future to become a leader in this revolutionary time for Ethiopia…
and we need supporters like you to come alongside us!
It IS changing! And you CAN help! Want to be apart of this amazing family?