Bishnu used to walk up to four hours each day to collect water for his family. While children in other countries attended school, Bishnu's feet, blistered and bloody, carried the 9-year old across the dusty ground day in and day out. The return trip was grueling, a heavy pot of water threatening to leave his beleaguered body unable to move. Seeking to increase water accessibility and improve the quality of life for community members like Bishnu, the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation began drilling for water. As foundation members drilled, trucks carried water to the community every day. After two of the four wells struck water, members installed solar-powered pumps. Now the community has access to healthy water and the children are able to attend classes rather than make the miles-long trek during the school day. Partnering with organizations across the world, including Essential Oil Print, dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation brings humanitarian aid such as this to a variety of people in need.
What is the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation?
Founded in the spring of 2008, dōTERRA, meaning "gift of the Earth," transformed a vision into a reality. This vision, formed by a group of health care and business professionals, was to establish a new standard of essential oils that would impact communities and individuals throughout the world. Since originating, the company has sourced and distributed thousands of quality essential oils.
Looking for another way to enhance lives, the organization initially donated money to community projects, fundraisers and charities. Within a short time, however, their efforts expanded. A mere four years after forming, dōTERRA shifted into an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. By coordinating with other businesses and dōTERRA Wellness Advocates, dōTERRA helps communities to become empowered toward self-sufficiency, often reducing the incidence of disease and poverty.
What the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation Does
Due to the company's commitment to cover all overhead and administrative costs, 100 percent of the donations received by dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation go directly to those in need. There are three primary ways that dōTERRA makes a humanitarian impact on communities.
Wellness Advocate Partner Projects
A major emphasis for dōTERRA is to help encourage and sustain service programs that strive to improve health care, educational opportunities, and sanitation and water availability in impoverished communities. Wellness Advocates can request financial assistance from dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation if they achieve the following criteria:
- Align the project with the organization's mission statement, essentially helping to improve self-sufficiency, and bring hope and healing to the world
- Produce an impact relative to the amount of funding requested
- Work as a not-for-profit
- Be or partner with a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate
- Endorsed by a Diamond Level (or higher) Wellness Advocate
By working with Mentors International, dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation is able to offer financing opportunities for small business owners who either do not have access to funding options or whose options are unethical or potentially dangerous. By providing financial assistance, entrepreneurs are able to see family and personal growth, thereby helping their communities experience economic development.
dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation and Co-Impact Sourcing®
In areas of the world that can best sustain plants to help alleviate poverty in communities, dōTERRA partners with local community members to establish Co-Impact Sourcing. Through this form of assistance, dōTERRA has helped people by:
- Teaching skills, such as construction, hospitality and agriculture, to students who then bring that skill back into their community
- Helping young people who age out of orphanages with social skills and job training
- Bring emergency relief supplies to people impacted by earthquakes and other disasters
Donate To The Cause Through Essential Oil Print
While not everyone has the ability to help others on the ground, many can make a financial impact by purchasing materials from organizations that support dōTERRA's humanitarian efforts. If you're planning to purchase business cards, recognize that Essential Oil Print donates $1.00 from every sale to the Healing Hands Foundation. The cards are designed by other wellness advocates and your satisfaction is guaranteed. See our product line, contact us, or call 1-800-610-4758 to learn more.
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