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Tsunamika, the little doll with a big heart

Yesterday I was at the local farmer’s market and I saw a table with many simple colourful little dolls. I was enchanted. When I heard the story behind them, I just had to get one for everyone I could think of.

After the Tsunami hit, many people lost their homes and their livelihoods. This caused a wave of compassion and love to circle the globe and help poured in.This little doll is one such gestures that transformed the lives of hundreds of fisherwomen in south India.

This little doll has a card which says Ttsunamika – a living symbol – – she has been handmade by women, the women who live by the ocean, the women whose lives changed forever after the tsunami, the women who are exploring a new way of living, the women who are empowering themselves.”

The dolls are given away and you can donate if you wish.

The message of Tsunamika is the message of hugzz as well. The dolls and the hugs are much more than their size would suggest. They are powerful symbols of caring and sharing meant to travel around the world and open hearts to the understanding that we are all deeply connected to one another.

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