The Face of the Jubilant

This is Margaret Matinde. She is someone whose life has been changed through the work of Nuru International.

There is joy all around us, even in places that might seem too dark for joy.

My birthday is 2 days away, and I am still far shy of my goal of raising $500 for Nuru. I would love it if you would consider making even a small donation. They are helping to change lives. They are helping people lift themselves out of poverty. To find out more about how Nuru does this, check out their FAQ.

No matter the size of your donation, you will be helping to put a smile like Margaret’s on the face of many more who are living in extreme poverty. You will be helping to make others jubilant.

Click here to donate.


This is a part of the One Word at a Time Blog Carnival hosted by Peter Pollock. You can read more submissions and add your own here.

  • Janet Oberholtzer

    Love her smile!

    And kudos to you for celebrating your birthday by helping others!

    • Alise Wright

      It’s pretty amazing, right?

      And thanks for your help Janet! I really appreciate it!

  • Joanne Norton

    I sure understand this.  Recognized much of it; looked like Uganda.  We were missionaries there and have so many sons, daughters, and grandchildren now… would rather live there than here, actually, but life changed.  We donate for sponsoring a granddaughter so she can have the schooling extras.  We give what we can, when we can.  We actually can’t now, except the sponsoring, but I hope others will jump in and do this.  It, and other organizations, have so changed lives exactly the way this is described.  Thank you so much.  Felt like I was “home”.

  • Cris Ferreira

    That’s the first time I hear about Nuru International. Thanks for sharing about them, it is good to be able to help.
    By the way, what a great way to celebrate your birthday!

  • Hazel Moon

    I made a small contribution.  Your lady has a wonderful jublilant smile!!