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Over 68 million people worldwide have been "forcibly displaced". The numbers are at a staggering record high. You may not have the power to solve a problem affecting millions. But you do have the power to make a difference in the life of one refugee at a time.
Shop for products below which are handmade by refugees. Your purchase allows them to support their families as they rebuild their lives!
Amani ya Juu "means 'Peace from Above'. " They are a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." Many of the women at Amani are refugees and they create beautiful home & kitchen products, kids toys & baby gifts, women's apparel, totes & purses, jewelry, stationary and more! (My house is full of Amani products!!)
Re:new "provides employment and community for refugee women who have resettled in the USA." Each product is "masterfully handcrafted using recycled textiles by a Re:new artisan." They offer amazing clutches, wallets, accessories, baby gifts and totes.
For more great products made by refugees, check out:
To learn how you can get involved in reaching out to refugees here in the U.S., read:
Persona Grata: All About Refugees
Eternal Threads: Ten Cultures, Twenty Lives
Persona Grata: 5 Ways Mom's Can Be Involved With Refugees
Or you can partner with a refugee by becoming a Friend of Re:new.