Cecilia is the founder of www.frombabieswithlove.org – a social enterprise that sells beautiful organic baby clothes and donates 100% profit to orphaned and abandoned children.
Now celebrating its first year, Cecilia explains her motivation, and how the profit is helping vulnerable babies around the world.
“My inspiration for setting up From Babies with Love came from becoming a mum.
My son Isaac was born just before Christmas time. When the big children’s charities Christmas appeal adverts came on, in the thick of my “baby-moon” and with Isaac in my arms, I felt a new level of emotion. I was more determined than ever to do something. Becoming a parent fueled my belief that every baby should have a fair start in life, no matter where they are born.
I was out shopping for Isaac’s baby clothes when I thought to myself: if I could buy beautiful baby clothes and know the profit helps a baby in need, why would I buy anywhere else?
Establishing From Babies with Love has been great fun and this May we’re celebrating our first year.
We are already donating our profits to support six babies in Africa, India and Brazil.
Our profit supports them to live and be cared for in dedicated children’s villages run by our partner charity SOS Children.
One of the babies we support is little Mariama, who was a newborn baby when her mother sadly passed away and whose family was not in a position to look after her. She was born in The Gambia – one of the poorest countries in the world.
Her life changed when she was taken in by an SOS Children’s Village.
Like all SOS children within her village Mariama has a permanent home, where she will grow up safely, loved by her SOS family. She will also go to school.
The best thing about running From Babies with Love is receiving updates from the villages about the children we support and sharing this news with our customers.
The From Babies with Love offering is unique – you buy a beautiful product and in doing so know you’re helping a vulnerable baby.
To celebrate our first year, we’re offering Naked Mum readers 10% off all purchases until the 31 May 2013.
Shop for beautiful organic cotton baby clothes at www.frombabieswithlove.org and enter discount code CHC29 at the checkout.
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Speaking as a mum, I hope you’ll enjoy shopping that also supports children just as much as I do!