Last week, for lunch, I took my family to Tacos4Life. I ordered their delicious Korean BBQ steak Tacos and enjoyed every bite of it. As I sat there enjoying the summer atmosphere and the food, I couldn't help but admire their mission to "Eat a Meal. Give a Meal". Basically, for every taco, rice bowl, quesadilla, salad or nachos you enjoy, $0.22 is donated to Feed My Starving Children. Meal 4 Meal.
That amount might not seem like much on its own but with every meal purchased, they have donated over 10 MILLION meals to children in need.
What Tacos4Life has achieved has really inspired me to create the PDFS4LIFE initiative. I asked myself, what if a percentage of every All-About-PDF sale was donated to a similar cause. That too could make a difference regardless of how small it seems. As the Dalai Lama once said:
"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito."
After our lunch, I WhatsApped my family and friends on how best to approach this and landed on an idea from my mother who lives in Sani (Nkhotakota), Malawi.
She suggested to start off by donating 5% of every sale to a village nursery school where she volunteers. The nursery school is operated by St Mary's Anglican Church and runs almost entirely on volunteers and donations. The nursery school not only teaches the children from the surrounding villages, they also provide clothing and meals for them. It is not an exaggeration to say that for most of the children, the food they are given at the nursery is the only food they see that day.
Together with the church, we have now set up a dedicated bank account for PDFS4LIFE and we will be donating 5% of all our All-About-PDF sales to them on a monthly basis.
This is a cause that I am very passionate about and I can't wait to see what a difference it makes to the children of Sani, Nkhotakota.
For detailed information about this initiative, please see our dedicated page here.