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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 some awesome greeting cards for various occasions, including birthday, thank you, Valentine's and Bridesmaids; many of which come with attached jewelry.

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 greeting cards for weddings, birthdays, Valentines, Christmas and more.  (To also look for their cards in a  retail store near you, click here.)

Greeting Cards and Stationary

Kurandza is "a non-profit social enterprise that invests in the future of women in Mozambique. Kurandza means 'to love' in Changana, the local language of the people we work with in Mozambique."  They sell beautiful cards handmade by artisans in Mozambique.

Amani ya Juu "means 'Peace from Above'. "  They are a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sell awesome handmade greeting cards for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, Birthdays, Christmas and more.

Below are links to beautiful stationary, journals and greeting cards and bookmarks,
handmade by artisans who are escaping from poverty.

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 fancy note card and Thank you card sets on Etsy (I am always searching for good thank you cards and loved the ones I ordered from A Sister's Heart! :).

Woven Grace sells beautiful fabric greeting cards made by artisans in Haiti, perfect for Valentine's Day, Christmas, Mother's Day, birthdays and more.  (They look even more beautiful in person!)  Each card comes with a touching story.  They also sell beautifully crafted journals.  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.  (To also look for their cards in a retail store near you, click here.)

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 make beautiful handmade pressed-flower greeting cards, each with a story to tell.

Trades of Hope sells products made by women who "have been rescued from sex slavery. Others are raising handicapped children alone. Some are in war torn countries and others have HIV/AIDS and leprosy...with Trades of Hope's help, their story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of hope!"  They offer Mandala greeting cards and some beautiful journals.

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 note cards with artistic depictions of Haiti as well as unique journals and bookmarks made from hammered metal.

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 greeting cards made from banana bark and cool bookmarks with Haitian recipes!

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 sell handmade birthday cards, journals and bookmarks.

PURPOSE Jewelry "is beautifully crafted by young women rescued from human trafficking. By Purchasing with Purpose® you are providing freedom, dignity and hope for these amazing artisans."  They sell cool Christmas cards for the holidays!

Eden Ministry has helped rescue over 500 women who were trapped in sex slavery.  "Every young women who comes to Eden begins a process of reclamation and restoration."  Their beautiful bookmarks have deep meaning and help rescue and restore more young women.