There’s been some buzz in the air about something big happening in Swaziland – here’s the exciting news!
These are the Timbali women of Swaziland, Africa. Timbali means “flower” in SiSwati, and it’s a fitting name for the Timbali women. They’re beautiful, strong and joyful, but they live hard lives. Swaziland has the highest HIV/AIDS rate and lowest life expectancy in the world. Many of these women have lost husbands or loved ones and are left to care for their families themselves.
In spite of their own hardships, the Timbali women help to feed more than 3,000 orphans a day. Timbali crafts was started in 2005 to provide these women with support; they sew and the products are sold in the US. They now support more than 120 Swazi families; imagine the impact we will have together!
I spoke with Marcia Borg, one of the founders of Timbali Crafts, on the phone for a couple of hours and laid out an idea. Before her next trip to Swaziland, I sent her a proposal, DoTERRA materials, samples, bags, stitching and fabric samples (all generously provided by Andy and Natalie Goddard, who have funded this project) and off she went. as a result, we now have two new ways to support the women of Timbali.
Timbali Crafts has an all-new line of DoTERRA oil bags and they made it into convention with Oil Life in late September! It was an amazing conversation to tell Marcia we would need all the bags the women can make.
There’s more than buying bags and coming to celebrate with us that can be done to help support these Swazi women and families.
Timbali Crafts now offers DoTERRA oils! Every Timbali product comes with an oil sample and a card containing information on how to order samples through Timbali Crafts. The samples and cards have all been funded by Share Success, Oil Life and Andy and Natalie Goddard, so all credit goes to them. Several local businesses have enrolled to sell the oils for Timbali Crafts as well and several essential oil advocates have signed on to bring more business to the Timbali Crafts
This is where we can pull together as a community and get word out! With strong word of mouth, a few ideas and so much love for one people in one place, we can change a lot of lives. Let’s come together and help the women and children of Swaziland be seen. You can buy your enrollment kit, read on why DoTERRA’s bestselling product can change your life, and benefit the families of Swaziland all at once.
If you want to help support the families of Swaziland, shoot us a message. This is community and we’d love for you to get involved.
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“I don’t experience lower back pain or inflammation anymore, and every oil I share means money in the pockets of these incredible women. Most of them are simply trying to save for school fees for their kids.”
“I’m going to beat his face in!” As I stomped towards the truck to deck the driver, an iron grip closed on my small arm. The cop seized my other arm and wrestled me back to the driver door, opening it with effort for me.
Blood splatter coated all but one wall in spite of having been clearly scrubbed with strong chemicals. A double mattress was crammed in the corner, completely bare save for more stains and a crusty duvet cover. My eyes traveled to the rails on the head of the bed, settling on the restraints that dangled from each corner.