Living Magazine doTERRA Fall 2017 Living Magazine - Page 14

THE OUTREACH OF Healing Hands A dōTERRA Healing Hands During the 2016 dōTERRA One Convention, the founding executives announced that attendees had a unique oppor­ tunity—the chance to go on a sourcing incentive trip with the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation. Many people put their names into the raffle to determine who could go on one of the six planned trips to either Nepal, Guatemala, or Bulgaria. Bulgaria is the focus of a Cō-Impact Sourcing ® project to both help the struggling economy there by revitalizing the essential oil industry while sourcing quality oils. The dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation is an integral part of the work happening. The first of the two trips planned for Bulgaria took place the first week in July, with a second group going one week later. Those participating in these trips knew they were in for something special. Projects to Empower Communities The main focus of both trips to Bulgaria was to provide a much-needed playground for a community center. Community centers in Bulgaria typically house a variety of functions, such as a post office, library, town hall, and a public meeting house and gathering area. Adding a safe play area for the children was a priority in this community. The volunteers went to work—they sanded the existing teeter-totters, sanded and refinished benches, and sanded and repainted the existing fence. Meanwhile, community members assembled the new Foundation ™ update in Bulgaria