I want you to take one moment to count at least 5 things you feel blessed about in your life.
Me? Family, Good friends, Freedom to pursue my purpose, Healthy food, Fresh air to breathe in my lungs
Really, when you think about it there are so many things to be blessed about. Even if your life is not perfect (who is!) there is just so much to be happy about.
For example, the fact we can provide our children access to basic needs and opportunities some in other parts of the world could only dream about.
Can you imagine even in today’s world basic necessities such as food, shelter, safety, clean water and healthcare is not even accessible by many.
People sometimes ask me, why aren’t you helping the children here on our own shores. I wish I could help everybody, I really do. I think I am drawn to the children of India because there is not as much aid, almost zero social services or assistance. Many children in India born into poverty are not even registered and they are left to fight on their own.
With a country population of over 1 billion people, 33% are living in poverty on less than $1.25 a day, compared to 13.9% in Australia according to reports. Even then, in Australia we have the support and assistance in place to tackle these issues. India is not so lucky.
Here in Australia we have rights to all this and so much more, and we are used to it, so much so it’s easy to take the smallest things for granted. When we’re sick we have access to healthcare, great doctors and hospitals and our children are safe and cared for.
Imagine being turned away from a hospital because you were never registered at birth and so you are left there to suffer alone. Yes, this happens in places like Calcutta.
In Calcutta, children born out of poverty and on the streets are not even registered at birth therefore when something happens to them it is never documented. This makes them easy targets and vulnerable to situations that most could not comprehend; human trafficking, live organ harvesting, sex slavery, child prostitution as young as 4 years old.
When I learnt through our partner organization HOPE of the tragedies that were occurring and how desperately these children needed our help, I could not sit back and do nothing.
That’s when I started to Dream Crazy and started Moeloco. Something deep within me wanted to make a difference in the world and it started with these children in Calcutta. And when I heard there are over 300 million children living in poverty and without shoes, I knew I had to do something.
Watch the video to learn why the children need your help and why I decided to Dream Crazy.