Today's prayer is for more meaningful investment strategies that strengthen communities and empower women. I especially am moved by an organization called Nest, which is all about the small artisan/crafts person and making their business viable and bringing their goods to a larger market.
Nest Mission Statement
(This is not an advertisement for Nest, nor is it an endorsement. I just love the idea of what they do. As in all companies and charities, do your own research before you buy or donate).
I pray for fair lending, available low interest credit, and good results. I hope that these organizations help women bring their families out of poverty and improve the children's opportunities for education and employment.
Today's flag is formed from a hand pieced block that I pulled out of my scrap pile. A dollar bill was slashed (now that was hard to do...) and woven into the twine window salvaged from a potato bag. The tags read clothing 15%, recreation 8%, personal 10%, food 27%, rent 30%, savings 10% and were taken from an interesting vintage Home Budget bank. The bank contained 12 compartments and had slots through which its owner could slip a bill or coins. Each compartment was meant to encourage savings for a different purpose, and the papers were meant to be slid into a tiny frame on each box.