Not only do the products change lives, but doTERRA is changing lives on the front end of the product.
dōTERRA does NOT farm their own oils. They support the cultures and peoples in the native habitats where the plants are sourced. The lives that are being changed PRE-Product is amazing. The farmers that grow, the distillers that distill. It brings tears to my eyes.
Andy and Natalie Goddard are currently in Haiti. And this is what he had to say:
“I am honored to be with dōTERRA’s owners and presidential diamonds on a very special trip.
We took the first 2 days in Haiti to visit the Vetiver fields. As we drove through Port-au-Prince, there was so much poverty – Nat and I just wanted to buy something from every street vendors to support their hard work. The impact of the earthquake was everywhere: buildings & homes in rubble, trash everywhere. Within a few miles, my hope turned to despair as the sheer volume of people in dire need became overwhelming: hungry eyes, people rummaging through trash & bathing in filthy gutters. My thoughts were, “If I gave everything I had to Haiti for the rest of my life, it would be only a drop on the bucket.”
The next day, we visited dōTERRA’s vetiver fields and distillery. We met the growers whose families have worked these fields for generations. We met the leaders of the cooperative who manage the vetiver farms. We met the managers of the distillery who are working closely with dōTERRA to maintain standards of quality. dōTERRA’s Healing Hands foundation built a water source so that the growers don’t have to walk 1.5 hours each way to get water each day. dōTERRA is making a huge difference in Haiti’s economy through their principled approach: incentivizing production, attracting strong local leaders, creating over 3,500 jobs for vetiver alone. I wept tears of joy seeing these good people with good jobs, clean water, and the chance for a better future. My despair for Haiti’s grim situation returned to hope.
“I am only one, but I am one. I can’t do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do. And by the grace of God, I will.”
– Edward Hale
So, think about these people. Haiti is just one of the countries that dōTERRA has entered and provided a living and livelihood to many impoverished people. And, when you go to choose an essential oil, choose dōTERRA.