Seeds of Hope: Buy the products, change lives
Hutu and Tutsi women come together in handicraftTo many people in Africa, earning one dollar or euro may be enough to feed a family for a day. Selling handicrafts is a solution for some, but how can they be sold to far-off markets like the US? That is where Seeds of Hope, a non-profit organization in Charlotte, North Carolina (US) comes in.
The organization ships handicraft products – beads and various woven products such as baskets and purses – made by widows and marginalized African women in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi to the US. They sell well in local stores and at ‘home parties’. The proceeds of the sales go to the women and the expansion of the microeconomic enterprise to help more women, says Celeste Bundy of Seeds of Hope.