Moses was rescued from destruction by being hidden in a basket by his sister Miriam and consequently was given a new chance at life and went on to become a deliverer to his own people. Janet firmly believed that we could create a "basket" that would rescue those in abject poverty and those at risk in gang-infested, deplorable situations through education, opportunity and by relocating them to better living conditions. With this hand-up, they could break the cycle of misery and poverty and, in turn, become those who help their own people and nation.
Through Miriam's Basket, we are sponsoring children through school to give them a better chance for the future. We are relocating families from deplorable living conditions to safer environments where they can live a better life. We are focused on giving "the least of these" more than a hand out-- we're giving them a hand up.