Sometimes in our day to day lives, with our first world problems and our desire to “save the world” we might think that it will be US with our computers and money and education that will “save” or “help” those in developing and poverty-stricken countries.
I’m beginning to see it differently…
What if THEY will be the ones to save US?
OR what if we put our ego’s aside and just looked for ways that we can have a long-lasting impact on another’s life?
The Beginnings of Co-Impact Sourcing
doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing Initiative unfolded in the most unique way after the birth of doTERRA in 2008. It started as a simple idea and solution for sustainable sourcing, but has become so much more!
The pace with which doTERRA has grown by default created a new market demand for essential oils. There are now hundreds of companies jumping in and adding Essential Oils to their shelves and product lines. The unfortunate piece of that being that they lack the understanding of the importance of purity when it comes to true efficacy of an essential oil and the innovation of ways to benefit from these gifts of the earth. Even if another company could catch up to doTERRA’s purity standards, they would lack this one thing.
Creating Long-Term Impact
I’ve always loved the way doTERRA’s initiative blesses these small communities that have resources but no market to sell them. In the essential oil world, typically these small scale farms would have to deal with a middle man, a broker, to sell their crops. But with doTERRA and their Co-Impact Sourcing Initiative, they bring a high demand market straight to the farmers and co-ops which helps dramatically change the economy of these small areas. The impact is far-reaching.
When you lift the life of a farmer:
- They have resources to help employ others on their farms.
- They can now send their kids to school and pay for their education.
- They don’t have to split up their family by sending their children to the cities to earn money and send it back home.
- They’re able to create a legacy for their posterity and all the while WE are the benefactors of their dedication to their craft.
- Their humility in learning and implementing farming and harvesting practices as true partners in quality and sustainability benefits us all.
- They live their lives humbly and earnestly and WE are blessed because of WHO they are.
I don’t believe we will see the complete impact for a few decades yet. The health crisis in first-world countries is obvious. We need these farmers to succeed for our own health and wellbeing. As a human family, we need each other more than ever before.
I see all of us as children of God, which makes us family. We all have a part to play in the beautiful dance of life. It makes me wonder, what other amazing ways could our lives continue to weave together in lifting each other in our trials and burdens by simply taking a moment to consider the impact of where we place our time and money?