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KidKnits motto is “You’re never too young to change a life on the other side of the world.” KidKnits "started with the very simple idea of a nine-year old girl – to make hats out of hand-made yarn from Rwanda." They sell knit kits for kids and also "Me & My Doll" hat knit kits. (My 10-year-old son loves his Kid Knits hat kit!)
The Village Country Store is "a fair trade gift shop offering high quality unique handcrafted and handmade artisan gifts and crafts from around the globe." They offer large selection of toys for kids, including wooden puzzles and games, stuffed animals, finger puppets and more! (My 5-year-old loves his wooden puzzle!)
Partners for Just Trade is a "non-profit, faith-based organization that builds partnerships between producers living in extreme poverty and consumers in North America." They sell adorable hand knitted stuffed animals and finger puppets. (To also find their products in a retail store near you, click here.)
Papillon Enterprise is "creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage because they can’t feed them." They offer adorable Haitian dolls, stuffed animals and bracelet making kits.
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 sell toys for kids, including stuffed animals, balls, games and make-your-own-bracelet kits.
(I gave their "Dream On" pouch to my unicorn-loving niece and she was thrilled!)