Meet Saima Khatoo (pictured above), who is 26 years old and married with 3 children. She comes from a village in Katihar, India and is one of the six artisans who produce this beautiful turquoise jewelry in a fair-trade workshop in Delhi. The artisans receive fair-trade wages which enable them to support their families and send their children to school. Their next step is to be able to provide adequate medical care for their families.
The artisans say that working with companies that buy fair-trade items has given them more experience to develop innovative designs while working their way out of poverty. Continued support is the key to helping them become independent and not worry about the next meal or how they are going to buy school supplies.
These talented artisans carefully select materials available to them in Delhi, India, making sure that they are nickel-free and will last a long time. They use their skill to create modern style jewelry with craftsmanship that has been passed down for generations.
Artisans like Saima are supported by an organization in India that believes and practices fair-trade principles. The majority of them are women artisans who benefit from the fact that they can work from home and maintain their responsibilities for children and their household. When possible, education and medical treatment for artisans and their families is provided. As the business becomes more self-sufficient, new groups are taken on. So far, 20 artisan workshops have become independent since 1986.
每個孩子都有夢想，夢想將來要成為怎樣的人，夢想有一個充滿盼望的人生；但是貧困的孩童可能永遠沒有讀書的機會。您可以協助他們裝修教室、培訓導師、提升讀寫能力，培養職業技能等。有賴加拿大政府鼎力相助，您的捐款將會增值2倍，為兒童及青少年提供教育，讓他們可夢想成真。 禮品編號 #5520, #2469
月經可能成為女孩接受教育的障礙。協助提供女性衛生物資，並教導女孩如何保持健康，讓她們享有生活的自由。 禮品編號 #5769, #5777
食物是向飢餓兒童表達關愛最完美的禮物。您可以為學童提供營養豐富的午餐。由於得到聯合國世界糧食計劃 (World Food Programme) 的慷慨捐贈, 您的捐獻更將增值5倍。 禮品編號#4994, #5009, #5017