On the Seventh Day of Christmas

The first time I saw the Hello Somebody site I immediately read it as HELLO somebody. (inflection on the Hello) Like a greeting.

Then I read the story.

Hello Somebody is a question. Like, Hello??? Are you listening? Do you realize what’s going on in our world.

Hello Somebody has answered that question for a group of 100 street boys in Rwanda. Rwanda, whose people, Tutsis, were victims to mass genocide at the hands of Hutu militia in 1994. That year 800,000 people were brutally killed between the months of April and July alone.

But that was yesterday.

17 years later Rwanda is developing and utilizing the aid they have received.  They have come a long way. But like so many African countries half of their children are starving and malnourished. There are orphans and street children. The future of Rwanda, these children, can never meet their full potential if their most basic needs are not being met.

Hello Somebody: The Program

Hello Somebody has partnered with Africa New Life. The 100 boys in the program are given the opportunity to receive either a primary or vocational education based on their age. They also receive 2 meals a day. They are able to do these things by selling some pretty sweet watches.

Each watch is $25. Pretty good price for a watch that changes a life. H.S. is also promoting a Christmas campaign to bring a little joy to the boys in their program. A $10 donation will bring Christmas to these sweet boys.

Today we are excited overjoyed humbled to promote this organization. Hello Somebody has graciously provided a watch for our giveaway today!

Here’s how to Enter. An entry for every action.

1. Leave a Comment, let us know what you love about Hello Somebody.

2. Share this on your Facebook profile (suggestion below)
12 days of Christmas! Day 7 giveaway from Hello Somebody http://wp.me/pNXTN-nT

3. Like Hello Somebody on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @hellosomebody (if you haven’t already)

4.  Tweet this! (copy and paste below)
12 days of Christmas! Day 7 giveaway from @hellosomebody — http://wp.me/pNXTN-nT  #aroadhome

 Can’t wait to announce the winner tomorrow morning!

The winner of yesterday’s Blood:Water Mission package is: Kathryn Gin


About the author


Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.


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