12.15.2011

Gift Guide: Gifts That Keep On Giving


Each purse is handmade by economically vulnerable women working under a local Ghana seamstress' mentorship. The sale of every bag has a positive effect on the people of Hohoe. The intention behind Della is to provide jobs and education to the community, while bringing awareness of Hohoe's struggle to the Western World. Della is committed to the long term success of our community, working to build a foundation for economic independence.

Sseko Designs, The Coral Spice Pleated Clutch & Starboard Sandals
Sseko Designs is a not-just-for-profit enterprise that recognizes the power of business and responsible consumerism to support sustainable economic development, which in turn affects a country's educational, justice, and health care systems. The goal of Sseko Designs is two fold: provide university tuition for promising young women through a sustainable monthly income, while also contributing to the overall economic development of Uganda.


 Warby Parker, Everett Gimlet Tortoise Sunglasses
Buy a Pair of Optical or Sun Glasses and Warby Parker Gives a Pair to Those in Need! Win-Win!


31 Bits, Orchard Bunch Necklace
31 Bits Designs is a socially minded business designed to give internally displaced women in Northern Uganda an opportunity to counter poverty. 31 Bits equips women by providing literacy education, financial and vocational training, holistic care, and strong support systems, empowering individuals to further their careers and attain social equity.


Krochet Kids International, The 5207.5 & The Bella
Krochet Kids International's mission is to empower people to rise above poverty.



International Princess Project, Punjammies
PUNJAMMIES™ are made by women in India rescued from forced prostitution seeking to rebuild their lives. Proceeds from the sales of PUNJAMMIES™ provide fair-trade wages, savings accounts, and holistic recovery care. 


Not For Sale, Freedom Scarf
Available in four different styles the soft hand-woven accessories are made by a group of women from vulnerable communities in Delhi, India. These scarves help make a huge difference to these local artisan communities by boosting their economy and providing sustainable employment.

This journal is the perfect, little travel journal with a thin cover and easy string closure. These journals, as well as the silk itself, are produced by Not For Sale's partner in Cambodia, which trains and provides employment for women who have been rescued from human trafficking.


Women for Women International & Kate Spade
Kate Spade New York has partnered with Women for Women International to help women in war-torn countries. KSNY currently has a lovely selection of knits crafted from women in Afghanistan and Bosnia.


All profits from the purchase of Tory Burch Foundation items benefit the Tory Burch Foundation, committed to providing economic opportunities to women and their families in the United States.


Help families earn a living by planting fruits and vegetables they can sell in local markets, and put food on their tables. Plant a garden and plant the seeds for a better future

The remarkable moringa tree is cultivated in many tropical countries and earned its nickname because its leaves, flowers, fruits, roots, and seeds all pack a punch. It contains rich amino acids and has antibiotic properties. But the most widespread use of moringa is for water purification at the household level. Your gift will help a family learn to plant their own trees and produce enough seeds to purify their drinking water.

Nuru International, Donate
Nuru International is ending extreme poverty one community at a time. Nuru relies upon donations to ensure that the 2,006 families in Kuria, Kenya have ongoing access to Nuru's lifesaving programs. Your donation pays for agriculture loans, clean water and healthcare training and access, financial planning and micro-loans, leadership development, child literacy instruction and much more. For less than a dollar a day you can end extreme poverty for one family forever. 

2 comments:

  1. great ideas for gifts, thanks for sharing!

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