Chocolate cake, tears and a yellow necklace.

FullSizeRender On the weekend I went to an event with the spectacularly talented Levi McGrath. His music may have made me cry into my perfectly delicious chocolate cake.

Levi is a singer songwriter from Melbourne, Victoria. He is also an associate artist for World Vision and at one stage he spent 6 months living in Uganda working with child soldiers. You can read more about him here.

His music is beautiful and heartfelt and Levi is a lovely guy who is passionate about social justice. He is also the Assistant Music Director with Melbourne Street Choir and The School of Hard Knocks. So many good things in one person! You must check him out.

So after I forgave him for the tears in my chocolate cake, I went up and bought this gorgeous necklace from him. It was made from recycled paper by local women in IMG_8113Uganda and the proceeds go back into their communities. My daughter chose this one. Beautiful aren’t they? I was definitely touched by the stories of child soldiers in Uganda and of the families that are torn apart when a child is taken. Something unimaginable to us in Australia but all too real for a lot of people.

These beautiful beaded necklaces provide a  tangible link to the lives of these Mother’s & Sisters  living on the other side of the world.

My daughter and I will enjoy wearing our beads here in Melbourne and sharing their amazing story when we can. I hope you enjoyed hearing it! Dani xx


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