Here a Little, There a Little
Posted by Nancy on April 21, 2008
One of the interesting things I learned while in Vietnam was that the banks make no personal loans; the only loans they make are to businesses. If you want to make a purchase, say like buying a house, you must seek many small gifts and loans from everyone you know.
It is an interesting concept. I’m definitely not saying we should replace our banking system in America with it, but interesting none the less because it is people getting personally involved to help one another.
Which brings me to the topic of this post.
If you felt lead by the Lord to adopt, and the cost of the adoption was more than half your annual income, how would you raise the money?
Some friends find themselves in that position. They have been lead to almost-four-year-old twins from the Ukraine – a boy and a girl. The boy has cerebral palsy and will be transferred to a mental institution, and almost certain early death, once he turns four – if he has not found a family. This makes the process more urgent, so they have made the commitment to adopt before identifying how they will fully fund it.
Jill has asked for help, and I was immediately reminded of the extended support system the Vietnamese use to purchase their homes. If you would care to see pictures of the children, and maybe get involved, here is their donation blog site. http://www.reecesrainbow.com/sponsorpierce.htm
Here a little, there a little – it all adds up.