Today we went to Dandora dump. It is one of Africa’s largest landfills is a sprawling dumpsite, over 30 acres, at the edge of several Nairobi slums. The massive dump was deemed full in 2001. “Yet it continues to operate, and people at the very bottom rungs of the socioeconomic ladder come here as their
Our June Fair Trade Friday Clubs were some of our most popular items yet! We love the versatility of this simple layering necklace from Kenya. And the removable leather tassel from Haiti looks awesome one the necklace or as a pop of color on the leather clutch. And let’s just pause for a moment at
Every May (the Tuesday after Mother’s Day) we celebrate the annual Giving Day at Mercy House, called She is Priceless. Nearly a dozen non profits, seeking to empower women worldwide, join together to help each other raise money. The pearl represents this day because it’s a beautiful healed wound, just like the women we empower.
March was a beautiful month of fair trade good. Contents of our Main Club: Our talented friends at @villageartisan in India hand carved these GORGEOUS frames out of mango wood. These frames were created just for our club members, you will not be able to get them anywhere else! Our signature Micah 6:8 print And these gorgeous
Our February Fair Trade boxes were so sweet! Our main club was a huge hit: This box empowered artisans in Kenya, Rwanda and Ghana and every box provided 6 jobs. February Earring of the Month: Hope House This earring came to us at great risk for our Azerbaijan artisans who have escaped violent situation in the
We hope your January Fair Trade Friday Box started your new year off with a smile! Item #1 2017 Fair Trade Calendar This cute desk calendar will help keep you organized. The small wooden holder was made by our artisan friends in Ukraine. You can purchase an additional calendar in our store for only $10.
December Bracelet of the Month is Made in the Shade Wooden Bracelet from Village Artisan in India. This beautiful bracelet represents the humble stories of men and women whose lives have been beaten down by the noonday sun of poverty and vulnerability. The redemptive ending of the story though, is that “in the shade” of
December Fair Trade Friday Item #1 We hope you love your Christmas box as much as we loved putting it together for you! Our first item is a sweet Christmas tree ornament from 3 Cords in Haiti, hand stitched by Guerline, whom we met this summer. Guerline lost her arm in the 2010 earthquake that
November Fair Trade Friday Item #1 Custom Gratitude Tea Towels by Daughters of Hope Glory in India. We love the custom tea towel they created for our Fair Trade Friday members to enjoy this Thanksgiving season! We hope you love them just as much as we do! Buy your very own Gratitude Towel here! Item #2
November Bracelet of the Month is a Global bracelet 3 in 1 set, something that has been very popular in our online store! You can wear them as a set or with other stackable bracelets. We love these bracelets from Costa Rica and The Philippines. Each set provides multiple jobs for these artisans! Our November