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The Lotus Blossom

Though we are non-sectarian and value global beliefs and cultures, we chose a symbol from the East for our logo. Asia is known for its reverence towards the lotus flower. The lotus is often used as a metaphor for beauty that can be found amidst dirty waters. Though the environment in which you find poverty may often be unclean, there are beautiful souls that thrive among these conditions. The lotus represents this inner beauty.

We feel that the lotus symbolizes hope. People who live in poverty not only deserve a chance, but have a right to a life of opportunity. With nutrients the lotus can blossom. The same can be said for people. With tools for personal and professional development, access to health care, and education individuals can blossom and a better society can be cultivated.

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