As we put a bow on 2020, there’s one thing on our minds: Gratitude
We’re so grateful for your unconditional support over these past 12 months. Without you, we wouldn't be able to do what we do. As we like to say, "it takes a village." And we are so thankful that you are our village!
Although 2020 was full of uncertainty and struggle, it was also full of impact.
Together, we did a lot of good this year:
In January, your support allowed us to donate over $1,200 to aid communities and animals impacted by the Australia bushfires.
Then in April, you donated thousands of face masks to healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic.
Then in November, you supported Refugees and the planet by ordering our brand new bracelets. Each bracelet provides sustainable work for Refugees living in America. And they also help reduce waste by giving every last strip of Taaluma fabric an adventure of its own.
And that’s not all…
Because of your support in 2020, we funded 173 new microloans for farmers and small business owners worldwide!
Like Jane from Kenya, who used her loan to buy more seeds for her farm.
And Elier from Nicaragua, who is using his loan to add more products in his grocery store.
All this impact. All thanks to you!
I guess hindsight is 20/20 after all.
Here’s to making 2021 the best (and most impactful) year yet & to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!
-the Taaluma Team
Wikipedia (ahem, my favorite source) defines “pay it forward” as “an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying the kindness to others instead of to the original benefactor.”
In other words, when someone does something nice for you, you do something nice for someone else, sparking an awesome chain reaction of kindness :)
Season’s greetings to you and your family!
We hope you have a great thyme this season doing your favorite holiday things: from cumin together with your family, to wearing warm and comfy cloves, to chili-ing out and taking some time off to rest. Oh and have fun opening presents too, just remember that “it is always pepper to give than to receive.”
From all of us at Taaluma, we wish you a rose-merry Christmas and a dill-lightful New Year!