When launching For My Little we always knew we wanted to give back to those in need in some way.
When I was sixteen years old I was given the opportunity of a life time from my High School – to travel to Cambodia and help communities living in poverty. I remember all of the emotions as though it was only yesterday. The sadness I felt meeting so many malnourished children with many of them having to work 8 hours a day to feed their family. The guilt I felt over not being able to take every single one of those children home with me. And the thankfulness I felt over the fact I was raised in the best country in the world.
Did you know, according to the UN’s Human Development Report that 34.4% of children in Cambodia are classed as moderately to severely underweight? And 42% of children had developmental issues due to poor nutrition? The statistics are so eye opening, but witnessing this kind of poverty in real life is just heart breaking. That’s why we knew our cause at For My Little would be to help feed these children.
We have partnered with Feeding Dreams Cambodia, to help provide meals to children in Cambodia one order at a time. You will see how many meals are provided from each of the items sold on For My Little.
We believe that values begin in early childhood and think it’s never too early to get your children involved in helping those in need – and actually getting excited about it!. So we have our ‘We-Can-Change-The-World’ initiative where we can send with your order a complimentary A5 certificate with your child’s name + the number of meals your order provided to those in need. Feel free to share any snaps of your child holding their certificate to be featured on our ‘We-Can-Change-the-World Wednesday’s’ Instagram post! This is an optional complimentary gift, more details at checkout.