Today I'm SO excited to announce the launch of a new adoption fundraiser for a family that is close to my heart! ❤️ My friend Leslie is adopting from South Africa... and she just announced yesterday that they've been matched! So they need to raise funds quickly and I'm thrilled to help out!
Five years ago on my first trip to Africa, I visited the artisan group that makes these beautiful paper mache bowls in Cape Town. They are part of an amazing organization called Wola Nani that provides support for women and families living with HIV. So with the purchase of every bowl, you're not only helping to bring a child into a loving home, you're also supporting women who are working hard to purchase the medication they need to live strong and healthy lives! Win/win!
Just click here to place a pre-order (bowls will arrive from South Africa by June 1st!) and you even get to CHOOSE your own pattern! Yay!
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If you're like us, you're on the hunt for unique, handmade gifts this holiday season! You love shopping from small business owners and making an impact locally + globally with your purchasing power!
That's why we've put together a list of our 20 favorite fair trade products under $40... so you can find something for everyone on your list!
by Brie McNeal of Ethically Curated
Investing in social enterprises and other local markets can help Rwanda continue to grow as an international player without relying on financial aid.
There have been some recent changes in the business and trade sectors making it hard for small businesses to thrive. Similar to restraints in India, renting space, investing in machines and other inputs, prevent many from being successful when creating products for international markets.
Recently, there has been a surge of Ankara textiles (or more commonly dutch wax print) in the fashion scene. This has provided tremendous opportunity for artisans to obtain dignified jobs that can provided consistent work.
Consumers can participate in this by buying from organizations that partner with these businesses.