We work with ministries, non-profits, and fair trades that are dedicated to educating and teaching sustainable livelihoods as a way to break the cycle of poverty. These organizations are making a longterm difference in the lives of the poor.
Minga Fair Trade Imports is a Fair Trade wholesaler that seeks to improve the economic lives of small producers in South America, create Fair Trade relationships with retail advocates in North America, and promote education for all. In the native South American language of Quechua, Minga means a community working together to benefit the whole.
Lucia’s Imports shares the beauty of Guatemala’s art and culture, while making a difference in the lives of Guatemalan families, artisan groups, and cooperatives. They operate within fair trade principles as well as designing products rich in tradition and eco-friendly fashion.
UPAVIM works with approximately 80 women, many of which are the sole provider for their families. Their goal is to empower the women in the marginalized community by improving quality of life, education, health, childcare services, and employment opportunities.
The mission of Handmade Expressions is to improve the economic and social standing of underprivileged people by reinforcing local economies and creating self-sustainable employment. They believe that economic sustainability and social empowerment provides the foundation for community development.
Haiti, Israel & Kenya
Global Crafts offers income-generating opportunities to craftspeople in developing countries. They work directly with artisans to achieve fair trade practices including paying in advance for merchandise and ensuring fair working conditions.
Most of our Peruvian products are made in one of the poorest suburbs of Lima, Peru. Sanyork Fair Trade employs and houses 66 artisan families. They are dedicated to fair trade wages, a sustainable workplace environment, and the cultural preservations of tradition, lifestyle, and dignity. These factors have give the artisans a renewed confidence, pride in their work, and support to reduce and overcome poverty.
Threads of Hope supplies most of our friendship bracelets. They work with the economically oppressed to establish home businesses. Sales are used to help meet the physical, educational, and spiritual needs of the communities where the products are made.
Working with a group of 100 women in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda, Project Have Hope is on a mission to transform lives. The sale of their handmade paper bead jewelry, offers hope of a sustainable liveilhood, where the women can feed their families, receive education, send their children to school, and plan for a brighter future.