Episode 15 Grandma Joi Shares Words of Wisdom



Joi Warburton, a grandmother to nine girls and one boy, shares her values and wisdom about parenting and grandparenting.
https://www.instagram.com/joiwar/

Links to organizations and books mentioned in the podcast are below:

Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier
Based on a true story, this heartwarming picture book shows how one gift changed the fate of a poor Ugandan family—especially the young girl who wanted to go to school.
More than anything, Beatrice longs to be a schoolgirl. But in her small African village, only children who can afford uniforms and books can go to school. Beatrice knows that with six children to care for, her family is much too poor. But then Beatrice receives a wonderful gift from some people far away—a goat!
Fat and sleek as a ripe mango, Mugisa (“luck”) gives milk that Beatrice can sell. With Mugisa’s help, Beatrice’s dream may come true after all!

Heifer Project International is a charitable organization that donates livestock to poor communities around the world, giving other families like Beatrice’s a chance to change their lives.

One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference by Katie Smith Milway
Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many.

After his father died, Kojo had to quit school to help his mother collect firewood to sell at the market. When his mother receives a loan from some village families, she gives a little money to her son. With this tiny loan, Kojo buys a hen.

A year later, Kojo has built up a flock of 25 hens. With his earnings Kojo is able to return to school. Soon Kojo’s farm grows to become the largest in the region.

Kojo’s story is inspired by the life of Kwabena Darko, who as a boy started a tiny poultry farm just like Kojo’s, which later grew to be the largest in Ghana, and one of the largest in west Africa. Kwabena also started a trust that gives out small loans to people who cannot get a loan from a bank.

One Hen shows what happens when a little help makes a big difference. The final pages of One Hen explain the microloan system and include a list of relevant organizations for children to explore.

One Hen is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

Heifer international https://www.heifer.org/
Giving an animal is like giving someone a small business, providing wool, milk, eggs and more. Animal donations can provide families a hand up, increasing access to medicine, school, food and a sustainable livelihood. Your animal donation will support the lives of families in need. The one you choose is up to you.

https://www.facebook.com/heiferinternational
instagram @heiferinternational)

World Vision https://www.wvi.org
World Vision’s focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. It helps children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by its Christian faith. “Together we can protect children today and empower them for tomorrow.” Robert Pierce, in 1950, founded World Vision as a service organization to meet the emergency needs of missionaries. In 1975, development work was added to World Vision’s objectives. It is active in more than 90 countries with a total revenue including grants, product and foreign donations of USD 2.90 billion.
https://www.Facebook.com/worldvision

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtxKQOd8elJbs7wn9b7gevg

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