Friday, July 10, 2015

Bipana's story-Fair Trade Friday

Over the next couple of weeks I want to share with you all some of the stories of the lives that impacted by purchasing through the Fair Trade Friday Club.

Why Fair Trade?

It ensures club products were made by artisans in fair working conditions who were being paid a fair wage. Basically, no child gave up his education, home and family to labor in a sweat shop so that your calves can be toasty in a pair of trendy boot cuffs. You can give gifts of handcrafted jewelry and unique home decor with a clear conscience. People say it’s the thought behind the gift that counts most. In this case, we’ve done some of that thinking for you.

Meet Bipana -Refugee Project Houston, TX, USA

Bipana spent the first 20 years of her life in a refugee tent in Nepal due to religious and ethnic persecution. Her life changed dramatically again when the United Nations relocated her, along with a few family members to Houston, TX. She is a young mother who has struggle to acclimate to a new, much different culture. But just like so many other marginalized women around the world, she is talented and has so much to offer when given a chance. Bipana, along with a hundred other women with similar stories, has been crocheting beautiful items that end up in Fair Trade Friday boxes. She uses the money to buy diapers and paper products for her two little girls. She is in ESL classes and longs to own her own business someday. 

Want to help impact lives of others like Bipana? Join the Fair Trade Friday Club or Earring of the Month Club today!

What is the Fair Trade Friday Club? Trade Friday is a monthly membership club that delivers a box of high quality items to your door by the first Friday of the month. The items in the box are fairly traded and provide employment to women all over the world. 100% of the proceeds from each box goes to the empowerment of impoverished women as an avenue to introduce them to the Gospel. Plus, the items that arrive in your Fair Trade Friday box are absolutely adorable.


 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." — Proverbs 31:8-9


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