What an inspiring story I heard on my local news station tonight about an organization helping out women in Rwanda. For those living in the Denver, Colorado area, these handmade baskets can be purchased at a couple of locations.
What's extraordinary is that 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the baskets goes back to the women in Rwanda. In my opinion, this is the kind of gift that captures the very best of the holiday spirit.
Mission and Vision
Their mission is to empower the women of Rwanda with useful skills that will enable them to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
Their vision is to open up markets for the handicraft products produced by Rwandan women, while also training them in skills that are useful within their own local economy.
They adhere to the Fair Trade Standards of the Fair Trade Federation, and are in the process of becoming a member of this organization.
They believe in listening to the women to determine their goals and objectives. Once they understand those goals and objectives, they develop programs that are tailored to meet them.
They return 100% of the profits earned from Rwandan handicrafts to projects benefiting the people of Rwanda.
GO TO THEIR WEBSITE
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