When you choose to buy a Fair Trade
product, chances are you are helping a women overcome the greatest odds
and by investing in a woman you help gain the respect of the community.
According to statistics, seventy percent of the world's 1.3 billion
poor, surviving on less than a $1 a day, are women. Fair Trade directly
benefits women by allowing them the opportunity to work while tending to
their daily tasks. Women in developing countries work an average of
60-90 hours a week, which is usually unpaid and involves child care,
cleaning, cooking, and agricultural labor. When women have the
opportunity to earn an income, they gain increased control over their
family's spending priorities. Studies show that when women earn money,
they most often use this income to improve the lives of their children.
This results in better schooling, healthier food and improved health
care for families, which helps to directly end the cycle of poverty.
Meet a woman producer artisan of NDOP HANDICRAFT ASSOCIATION(NDOPCRAFT) group in Cameroon.
Basket making is handed down generally from mom to daughter insuring a
long lasting tradition. The dyes used are natural which is a safe, but
remarkably durable color addition. It's great to know that the product
is free of chemicals for the consumer and the worke