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A Sister’s Heart is "a socially minded business that uses art and design to provide economic and educational development for young Honduran women who have chosen to change the course of their lives." They offer a beautiful selection of jewelry and fancy note card sets on Etsy.
31 Bits sells jewelry handmade by women rising out of poverty in Uganda and Indonesia. "The “31” comes from Proverbs 31, where it describes a diligent woman providing and caring for her family. The “bits” comes from what the beads are made out of…bits of paper!" They offer beautiful jewelry which would make a great gift for any occasion, and they also offer gift cards.
"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 handwoven custom name bracelets and bookmarks, which you can personalize for your mom.
Destiny Rescue is "an internationally-recognized Christian non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing children trapped in the sex trade." Their efforts have rescued nearly 2000 children around the world. They offer gorgeous jewelry handmade by rescued girls. They also offer gift certificates, so she can pick which piece she likes :)
Eternal Threads "mission is 'weaving hope and justice' to improve the lives of women and children who are at risk from extreme poverty and trafficking." They offer beautiful, handmade gifts for women, including pressed flower gift bags and cards, hand-stitched bookmarks, jewelry, and accessories, each with a story to tell. They also offer gift certificates.
Elegantees "mission statement is to provide hope to survivors of sex trafficking in Nepal. A positive source of income that reinforces independence, a healthy self-image, and confidence restores lives one elegant tee at a time." They sell truly elegant women's tops and clothing. They also offer gift cards.
Three Cords Haiti (inspired by Ecclesiastes 4:9-12) vision is "to bring life transformation through an artisan business that focuses on employing Haitians with disabilities, as well as at-risk women." They make lots of cool potential Mother's Day gifts including beautiful totes, purses, pocket tees and more! (My mom loved the Three Cords tote I bought her :)
Market Haiti is " a market place designed to empower & market Haitian artisans in their work". They "are officially endorsed by the Apparent Project, and are also working with other artisans in Haiti to make a difference in the lives of working families." They sell beautiful earrings and other jewelry, perfect for a Mother's Day gift.
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 a large selection of gifts for women, including accessories, jewelry, purses, kitchen items and home decor.
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 offer a variety of unique Gifts for Her, including mugs, jewelry, vases, scarves, candles and more, as well as gift cards. (To also find their products in retail locations in your area, click here.)
Education and More, "a Christian nonprofit organization, strives to reduce poverty in Guatemala by providing educational opportunities for students of all ages and by helping those we serve earn a fair income." They sell gorgeous handwoven Fouta Turkish towels and hair wraps which would make a unique Mother's Day gift.
Mountain Maid "exists to strengthen the church of Haiti by proclaiming the gospel, making disciples and partnering with local church members to produce products that provide a sustainable income." They offer beautiful gifts for women made out of horn or carved wood, as well as authentic Haitian coffee and vanilla.
Amani ya Juu "means 'Peace from Above'. " They are a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sell beautifully made, high quality Mother's Day gifts, including Mother's Day Cards, Mother charm bracelets, kitchen accessories, coin purses and more. (My mom loved the gifts I bought her from Amani :)
Askinosie Chocolate "practices Direct Trade with their cocoa farmer partners, building relationships and paying higher than fair trade prices for their quality beans." They are "dedicated not just to making the best quality chocolate you can buy, but to making it in such a way that the more you learn about it, the better you feel about it." They offer high quality chocolate gifts perfect for the chocoholic. (To also look for their chocolate in a retail location near you, click here.)
Gifts with a Cause has a passion "to provide sustainable income to artisans in developing countries and connect people around the world with stories of positive change through Fair Trade practices." They partner with World Vision. They offer handmade Mother's Day gifts, including beautiful scarves, jewelry and purses. Each gift comes with the artisan's picture and story.
Vi Bella Jewelry provides employment in Haiti and their mission "is centered on providing a path out of poverty for our artisans and a deep desire to form a community for them that is encouraging and prayerful." they offer a gorgeous collection of jewelry, including His & Hers, necklaces, bracelets and earrings and they also offer gift certificates.
Woven Grace sells beautiful fabric greeting cardsmade by artisans in Haiti, which are perfect for Mother's Day or birthdays. (My mother wanted to frame hers :) They are partnered with Football Club of Grace, a Christian non-profit organization. Your purchase helps women and teenagers in Northern Haiti to feed and clothe their families. Each card comes with a touching story. (To also look for their cards in retail locations, click here.)
Land of a Thousand Hills "brings life-changing work to communities in Rwanda. When you buy Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, you help families provide for themselves with living wages, you build homes for orphans, give care to widows, and most importantly, give hope to entire coffee growing communities." They sell single-origin gourmet coffees of all different types and flavors. They also offer coffee-themed gift sets, t-shirts and mugs for the avid coffee drinker.
PROJECT LYDIA "is an expansion of Advancing the Kingdom Ministries which serves Uganda, East Africa. The project helps local widows and abandoned women overcome adversity and thrive in every area of their lives." They offer bath and beauty gift baskets. (To also look for their products in a retail location near you, click here.)