When you invest in your future through one of our programs, you’re also making an impact in the world.
With every product you purchase, you’re helping us sponsor more children in Senegal (where I spent 6 months volunteering and–bonus–met my husband!) with World Vision.
When I was 19, I wanted to join the Peace Corps.
I switched my degree to Sociology and Political Science, with a focus on International Studies (aka African Studies), and I wound up with an incredible 6-month internship in Kenya.
It wasn’t the Peace Corps, but it how I was able to serve and help others. After college, I went back to Africa for 6 months (this time to Senegal) to do some more volunteer work, where I ended up meeting my husband.
In between traveling to Africa and going to school, I worked with the resettlement of African refugees in my college town and Chicago.
This was allll pre-entrepreneur-Rachel.
I got my Masters from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
Then, we moved to north central Florida where the actual social work job opportunities were slim to none.
There were no refugee relief organizations or international adoption agencies.
It was out of pure necessity to get our bank account out of the negative.
It was important that I infused missions into my business. Nope, I’m not working for a non-profit like I had originally intended.
Through entrepreneurship, however, I’ve been given this incredible platform that I can use to raise awareness and serve more people.