We generally support giving experiences over things, but when a gift is called for we love these nonprofits and small enterprises make the world a better place. Here are three ways you can give gifts for good.
A scrappy Cuban artists collective. Having been to Cuba it amazes me what these artists have been able to accomplish with so few material resources available there. I also love, and own, several of their designs. Any way we can directly support the people in Cuba makes lives better. Check out Clandestina. And more from Riveted Kids on Cuba.
Sudara makes beautiful clothing. The fabrics are gorgeous and they are well made. The organization focuses on job creation and skills training for women in India who are at risk or survivors of sex trafficking. Many of my family members have received gifts from Sudara. Check out Sudara. And more from Riveted Kids on Nepal (not exactly India, but similar trafficking issues there).
Awamaki does amazing work to empower Andean artisan weavers in Peru. They have created a market for their intricate weaving around the world. Like most of the enterprises here, their efforts create financial independence for women and girls. When we returned from Peru last year my bag was overfull with their gorgeous products. Check out Awamaki. And more from Riveted Kids on Peru.
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