Beauty from Brokenness

It can be a hard, barren life in Mongolia’s rural villages, and for those who move to the city, dreams of employment and security don’t always come true. The poverty rate in Mongolia hovers at just under 30%. Cheap alcohol makes it easy to find solace in a bottle, and too often, that alcohol leads to family violence. 

These angels (pictured below) are a symbol of hope for Mongolian families affected by alcoholism. Made from broken vodka bottles, they are produced by Mongolian women who have known the heartache alcohol can bring. With proceeds going to support families of recovering alcoholics, the little angels are a symbolic reminder that something beautiful can be formed from the very thing which breaks lives. CGV UK has been selling ‘bottle angels’ for some years, and we love this partnership. Priced at 3 pounds, the angels are a popular item when we hold fair trade stalls at community events.

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