Every child raising their hand has a voice because you purchased their parent’s handicraft from The Blessing Basket Project. These children live in Madagascar where poverty once robbed them of their voice in the world. Today they attend school and enjoy a life of peace, prosperity and education thanks to your purchase.
These school girls in Northern Ghana have a voice because of you. Their school started with 20 girls under a tree. A few short years later there are more than 120 girls happily studying inside a classroom. The classroom was built because of your purchases.
Their parents can pay for their school fees and uniforms, because of your purchases. One student told us that before our collaboration the girls were not counted among the human beings of the earth because they were poor and dirty. As you can see, that is no longer the case. Your purchases enabled their voices to be heard.
These women in Northern Ghana were all illiterate when we found them just a few short years ago. Your purchases enabled them to educate their daughters. Their daughters then helped them read and understand important things such as bank documents, enabling them to open bank accounts.
Opening a savings a account, owning property, and getting an education was unheard of for girls and women in this village prior to our partnership. Your purchase of their baskets stopped the cycle of illiteracy and put these women and their daughters on the road to financial independence.
You are looking at a basket middleman in Madagascar. She is upset because local artisans are using The Blessing Basket Project to leverage higher prices for their baskets. The basket you see is a new design introduced by The Blessing Basket Project.
Non-Blessing Basket weavers copied the design then demanded, and received, three times the normal market price from the middle man. This pressure on basket middleman means even non-Blessing Basket weavers benefit from our unique Prosperity Wage® model.
This is the impact poverty has had on conservation efforts in Madagascar. The cleared land was once home to a lush forest. Poverty forced villagers to cut down the trees to sell and burn the land to plant rice.
The Blessing Basket Project Prosperity Wage® model means our artisans now have an alternative way to earn income and no longer must turn to deforestation as a source of income.