Today, I took the children to our beautiful Melbourne Zoo.
In the new predators area, there are a number of promotions for beads for wildlife (namely bracelets) made by women in Kenya. These bead pieces give those women an income that does not impact on local wildlife and gives options to those communities – for instance, the purchase of two bracelets can provide uniforms for a school child.
It was also interesting to see an explanation of the colours and how the Kenyans use the coloured beads to tell a story.
In the gift shop at the Lion area, as well as the usual beads and necklaces, I spotted a number of beaded Christmas items on the racks.
I love the idea of having some Christmas ornaments that will help Kenyan communities and endangered animals, as well as look pretty.
Do you have any Christmas decorations that have helped others?