It is almost unbelievable that with this month we are already approaching the midsummer and the second half of the year. Time is rushing by, at a rapid pace - many things are moving, moving us, moving the world.
Yes - it is earth-shattering how many great communities and projects, be it in the field of alternative agriculture, free learning, economy of the common good, holistic health .... are just emerging, how many great people are networking and joining forces. And we are right in the middle of it! Our being, our doing moves the world!
And with the midsummer a zenith is reached - we are now in the brightest time of the year, the days are still getting longer, the nights still shorter, full light power ahead!
A time of liveliness, fertility and expansion, which everyone can use for themselves and their heart dreams.
This is how we are experiencing it right now at Earth Prayers ❤️ Through our special appeal for Peninah, we were able to raise an additional fabulous 2,300 Euros for the Samburu! What a great amount! What is possible and feasible for Peninah's people with that, we can not imagine! ❤️ We are still deeply touched and want to send a big, moved THANK YOU out into the world!
It's so nice to see the community that IS THERE and how quickly we can get such help helping together. This encourages us even more in what we are doing and makes our hearts beat faster ❤️
This is where you find an overview of the support for the projects of the month of May 🌞
And now I invite you again to a colorful journey ~ to our June projects! 😊
☀️ 5/30 - 6/5 * Unfolding for Children * Dental Hygiene and School Project ~ Guatemala ❤️
Support for this great project to provide toothbrushing supplies, school paraphernalia and holistic education for indigenous Quechi children is ongoing until Sunday. Like experiencing what healthy food means, how food is grown in gardens or how chickens are kept. We are happy about this movement and meaningful help for self-help!
☀️ 6.6. - 12.6. * Holistic Health * Children's and Youth Symphony Orchestra ~ Peru ❤️
We regularly support this so deeply touching project in Urubamba, in the Andes of Peru, where learning to play instruments and being part of a choir and orchestra is made possible for children and young people. The healing power of singing and making music is to be made accessible to as many children as possible. The initiators work tirelessly for this wonderful project and we are happy to contribute to it!
☀️ 6/13 - 6/19 * Heart's Desires * Suankar Molina, Self-Realization and Journey Home ~ Argentina ❤️
At the age of 11, Suankar (this name means "light bringer" in Sanskrit) emigrated to Argentina with his mom. Now, 10 years later, he wants to travel back to Venezuela by bicycle to see his father again and work with permaculture there. On this journey he wants to meet himself and find his mental and physical balance.
"On this journey into the unknown, accompanied by a friend, we want to show ourselves through our artistic gifts. In the last 4 years I have taken responsibility and acquired the discipline necessary to train as a self-taught artist, mainly in the fields of illustration, graphic design, tattoo and mural painting.
At 21 years old, I now have the confidence to call myself a visual artist. I want to expand my being in all its levels and dimensions and share everything I have learned with those who are ready to receive it, to develop myself and accompany the development of others."
It was important to Suankar to fulfill these requirements "in order to embark on a more fluid and lighter journey where enjoying, loving and being happy will be my main mottos. Respect to be respected. Helping in order to receive help. Giving others the best of my being without expecting anything in return. Thanking the Universe and asking it to be healthy, full of energy, and with the tools necessary to fulfill my goals."
Suankar primarily needs $400 for a wireless tattoo machine, for another $800 he could buy a travel bike and a cell phone.
We are excited about this young man's ambitious dreams and want to support him on his journey! ❤️ We are excited to see what he will experience and subsequently realize for himself in Venezuela ❤️
☀️ 6/20 - 6/26 * Free Seed * Michael Edan, "Ateker" ~ Kenya ❤️
During his time in Africa, Philip met an impressive young man from the Turkana tribe, Michael Edan. He has built a very touching and important project and we want to give him great support!
Coming from a very poor background, a scholarship has enabled him to study IT. Nevertheless, he decided not to stay in the big city, but to come back to his village to be there for his family and his tribe.
The people of his tribe live in great dependence on their sheep and cows. Due to the drought, they are always at risk of their animals dying of thirst and starvation. Again and again it happened that people of the two neighboring tribes Samburu and Turkana killed each other and robbed their animals - out of deepest need.
Michael has started a meaningful project to counteract these dangers and to make a lasting difference for his people and their habitat. He lives in a community of 10 families on a river. He has started to establish agriculture there, growing his own seeds, creating green spaces and providing the people with vegetables. In part, people from the surrounding area buy vegetables from him or bring their own goods to exchange, such as milk
Michael's goal is to make the project bigger and expand it along the river so that many more people can farm there and help and support themselves in this way. It is intended to counteract the devastation caused by drought, serve as food security and thereby also defuse the situation of violence.
The name of the project in the Turkana language is "Ateker" - which means "water trough. For Michael, it is important that people feel they can come there, to a place where they feel cared for. It should be a project for the community, from which everyone can profit.
Now the task is to raise money for a solar-powered pump that can transport the water up the hill and irrigate the fields there. This requires a large water tank, solar panels, pipes, the pump.... an amount of 2000 dollars is needed! Philipp has reported touched by the meeting with Michael and his work deep from the heart. It is a great concern for us to be able to work here sustainably with great support!
Please - help us all! ❤️
☀️ 6/27 - 7/3 * Sustainable Agriculture * Urban Gardening ~ Colombia ❤️
Already a year ago we supported Jaime and his vision. He had the idea to work with his team in the city to strengthen the connection with the treasures of nature through Urban Gardening. A wonderful gardening project with vegetables was set up by this group! The next idea -with a mobile eco-shop, healthy and vegetarian food should be sold and thus also responsible consumption should be promoted.
Unfortunately, the cost of the mobile store was higher than the funds we could provide through Earth Prayers.
So Jaime gathered advice, changed plans, dimensions as well as materials to adapt the project to the budget received in 2021. Since it was still not quite enough, it was necessary to apply for a loan. This finally made it possible, after months of searching, to purchase a used model in March of this year! Now repairs and adjustments are necessary for use as a store.
We believe in Jaime's spirited project and would like to collect contributions for him once again, so that his business gets rolling 😉❤️
So, my dear ones, once again it was a great pleasure to tell you about the beautiful things we are allowed to participate in and keep on going together! Feel free to share this letter with others, we are happy when many people are reached in their hearts by the valuable projects!
I wish you a beautiful June, being inspired by the power of light, the warmth, the treasures that this time has to offer us!
All the love to you ❤️
Sandra & Katrin
for Earth Prayers