Shopping is fabulous. It is truly a privilege. But spending money to help save or help someone else: always priceless.
We’ve gathered a few of probably hundreds of companies and websites that provide a product to purchase that in turn can help a woman or girl make her way better in life. Some of these companies are faith-based, others are not. But all of them have someone else in mind for their purpose and are doing great things. Not sure of your spending budget, but at least you can know that there are others in the world who look out for those women in need…just like we are doing in May Justice Reign.
So, let’s help some women, shall we?
fashionABLE // This company sells scarves and other accessories made by women in Ethiopia. FashionABLE works with these women to help them start small business cooperatives, and partners with and requires manufacturers to also employ women with fair wages & fair hiring practices. www.livefashionable.com
New Life Threads // This organization sells hand-made items like bags, purses, tablecloths and runners from women in Rwanda. In partnership with Africa New Life, New Life Threads seeks to transform lives in Rwanda. Africa New Life’s Family Center Program provides vulnerable women with sewing skills, counseling, and other support to 70 women each year. These women are genocide survivors, single mothers or women struggling with poverty. Learning to sew gives the women an opportunity to change their lives with dignity. Graduates are able to find jobs, start their own sewing businesses, or sew for New Life Threads.
New Life Threads is a part of Tabitha’s Hope, a 501c3 non-profit.www.newlifethreads.org
Akola // This company sells jewelry that is handcrafted by artisans in Uganda. These women receive vocational training, dependable employment and savings and loans associations. www.akolaproject.org
Sseko // This company makes and sells footwear, accessories and leather bags. Sseko Designs provides employment during the 9 month gap between high school and university where high potential young women are able to earn and save enough money to pay for college tuition. www.ssekodesigns.com
Thistle Farms // This company sells bath and body products made with finest ingredients by a community of women in Tennessee who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. www.thistlefarms.org
Cuddle + Kind // This company creates beautiful hand-knit dolls for children, made in Peru using fair trade practices. For every doll bought, 10 meals are provided to children in need. These are treasures for a special purpose. www.cuddleandkind.com
Unlock Hope // A clothing line that benefits young refugee girls in Uganda, many of whom are orphaned. When you buy one of their products you are helping to cover every single expense necessary for supporting these girls in their pursuit of an education. Health care, food, housing, utilities, transportation, support staff, school fees, clothing, uniforms, toiletries, school supplies, books and more are completely paid for through purchases of the clothing. www.unlockhope.com
2 Degrees Food // Gluten free and vegan snack bars. For every 2 Degrees bar you buy, they feed a hungry child through their network of non-profit partners in developing countries as well as locally. This can be such a help to the Mommas in the world who are unable to provide food for their children. Buy on Amazon
Elephant Landing // This company provides to purchase handmade pillows, throws and scarfs made by women in India who are able to work from their homes and earn a fair wage. 100% of the profits are used to continue providing employment and expanding education programs for women in new villages throughout India. www.elephantlanding.com
Musana // “Our model is to empower women to provide opportunities for their children, creating a generation of change. Working with women in developing countries gets at the root of breaking the cycle of poverty. Women are often the sole providers for their families, and yet there is little work available for them. By employing mothers, we empower them to break the cycle of poverty and create brighter futures for their children.” This company sells gorgeous jewelry items. A special purchase, indeed! www.musanaintl.com
*note: each of these pictures have been sourced from their representing websites
If you’re following the May Justice Reign Prayer Calendar, the prayer for today is:
“Pray for men and women who are wrongfully imprisoned. Pray for truth to be made known and captives to be freed.”