Episode 15. Grandma Joi

Joi Warburton, a mother of four and a grandmother of 10, share the values she learned from her parents and grandparents and the wisdom she’s gained from almost 40 years of parenting and grandparenting.


Links to organizations and books mentioned in the podcast are below:


Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier

Based on a true story, this heartwarming picture book shows how one gift changed the fate of a poor Ugandan family—especially the young girl who wanted to go to school.

More than anything, Beatrice longs to be a schoolgirl. But in her small African village, only children who can afford uniforms and books can go to school. Beatrice knows that with six children to care for, her family is much too poor. But then Beatrice receives a wonderful gift from some people far away—a goat!

Fat and sleek as a ripe mango, Mugisa (“luck”) gives milk that Beatrice can sell. With Mugisa’s help, Beatrice’s dream may come true after all!


Heifer Project International is a charitable organization that donates livestock to poor communities around the world, giving other families like Beatrice’s a chance to change their lives.





One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference by Katie Smith Milway

Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many.

After his father died, Kojo had to quit school to help his mother collect firewood to sell at the market. When his mother receives a loan from some village families, she gives a little money to her son. With this tiny loan, Kojo buys a hen. A year later, Kojo has built up a flock of 25 hens. He then returns to school and eventually his farm becomes the largest in the regions. This story is based on the life of Kwabena Darko. 





Heifer international  https://www.heifer.org/

Giving an animal is like giving someone a small business, providing wool, milk, eggs and more. Animal donations can provide families a hand up, increasing access to medicine, school, food and a sustainable livelihood. Your animal donation will support the lives of families in need. The one you choose is up to you.



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World Vision https://www.wvi.org

World Vision’s focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. It helps children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by its Christian faith. “Together we can protect children today and empower them for tomorrow.” Robert Pierce, in 1950, founded World Vision as a service organization to meet the emergency needs of missionaries. In 1975, development work was added to World Vision’s objectives. It is active in more than 90 countries with a total revenue including grants, product and foreign donations of USD 2.90 billion.





Lighthouse Charities





Days for Girls




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