Championing the success of other women and other organizations is what we aim to do! We call this #powerlifting! I'd like to tell you about one such organization. I am grateful to have received the beautiful beaded necklace pictured. What is most special about it, even more than its esthetic beauty is the organization from which it came. Serrv is a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty.

Part of their initiative to empower women involves 400 marginalized women who work with the MarketPlace: Handwork of India and who are involved in decision-making at multiple levels of the business. Organized into 11 independent cooperatives, the women work together not only to create beautiful handmade clothing, but to plan and carry out social programs that benefit their families and wider communities. These collaborations give the women stronger voices in all other areas of their lives. You can find them here: https://www.facebook.com/serrvintl/

Consider mindful purchasing as the holidays approach. A gift which supports a greater cause is a gift worth giving. Thank you Sonya for your thoughtfulness.

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