The Mission Lazarus social enterprise "program exists to empower local Hondurans and Haitians, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, to learn artisan skills and sustainable business development training in efforts to advance their overall education." They offer camera straps and leather key fobs.
Anchored in Hope's mission is "to empower Haitian artisans to provide for their families with dignity. Our desire is to inspire hope for a better tomorrow through our reliance on the anchor that we have in Jesus Christ." They sell awesome "pray" keychains, "love" keychains, "hope" keychains and anchor keychains, carefully hammered out of 55-gallon metal oil drums. (I ordered the pray keychain--I love it!)
"Woven Joy, a Fair Trade Federation member, is a faith-based nonprofit organization working with artisans in the Philippines to create, produce and sell some of the world's finest quality handwoven friendship goods.” They sell adorable handwoven keychains and also custom keychains, personalized with names and/or sport team colors.
WorldCraftsSM "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world." Their "vision is to offer an income with dignity and the hope of everlasting life to every person on earth." They offer unique keychains and eye glass cases, as well as id holders and luggage tags.
Hope Outfitters offers ethically made lanyards with 100% of the profits being donated to chosen charities. With their "Buy 1 Give 100" plan, they have "healed the sick, sheltered the homeless, rescued girls out of human trafficking, provided clean water, granted money to adopting families, and so much more..." By purchasing their products, you are joining with them in "making a difference that will last for all eternity."
The Mercy House Shop is "a global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." They "engage women through maternity homes in Kenya and employment through Fair Trade Friday in more than 15 countries all around the world." They sell Fair Trade Friday keychains.
Nomi Network, with their " Buy Her Bag Not Her Body" slogan, work in India and Cambodia "to create economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of trafficking by providing training, product development, and marketing support." Their "Willa Wears" collection, with actress Mamie Gummer, includes small pouches which double as eyeglass cases.
Ten Thousand Villages started 65 years ago with the Mennonite Central Committee to "provide sustainable economic opportunities for artisans in developing countries by creating a viable marketplace for their products in North America." They sell high quality leather eyeglass cases.
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