Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Prosperity Wage?
This is the unique poverty reduction model created by The Blessing Basket Project. A Prosperity Wage is the amount of money artisans receive directly for their handicrafts. We differ from Fair Trade in that we pay the artisans at least 2.5 times the Fair Trade wage. This “above and beyond” Fair Trade model is the extra financial push our artisans need to attain financial independence through entrepreneurship. This model is very successful and is being intensely studied by students at Washington University, St. Louis. The goal is to see how it can be replicated and to understand the true ripple effect it creates which is proving to be a key ingredient to permanent poverty reduction.