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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

We are a Lifestyle clothing brand that is centered around the concept of getting outside and making a difference in this world. Our goal is to help break the cycle of poverty by making it easy for anyone to make an impact. By donating through Children's Hopechest a portion of every Purchase will help provide poverty stricken children in Ethiopia access to clean water, food, and an education. 

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Waves to Wilderness Founder:

Emme Wistrom

         Ethiopia holds a huge place in my heart. When I was in 5th grade my family ventured to Ethiopia for the first time to adopt my two little brothers. Once we arrived back in the states and felt our family had adjusted from a family of 4 to 6, the images of the other children who weren't as fortunate as my younger brothers to have a loving family, food on the table, and a warm bed to sleep in at night kept playing through my mom's head.
        She soon took over two carepoints with 500 kids which is where children come for food, water, and most importantly an education. In Ethiopia an education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and in a nation where there is a poverty epidemic this is so important.
        Each year we travel to Ethiopia to work with these same kids. While we are there we teach bible lessons and give the kids as much love and attention as we can. Throughout the years Ive seen these children transform from shy and lethargic to beaming and proud. Id like to say that I've made a huge impact on these kids but they're the ones who have changed me. They have so little but their hearts are so full of joy. My hopes and dreams for Waves to Wilderness are that we can reach more children in Ethiopia and even throughout the world. When a customer places an order through Waves to Wilderness a dollar is donated for each item purchased. 

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 Next Trip Date: March 2017