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Name: Joycelyn GhansahOccupation: Client and Web Content Management                               Quote That Inspires You: “Talk doesn’t cook rice”-Chinese Proverb I found this quote four years ago while serving as an AmeriCorps Participant with City Year New Hampshire. I’ve always loved serving and volunteering, just working to make the world as cliche as it sounds, a better place. The quote reminds me to TAKE ACTION. To simply put it, instead of waiting for the world to become a better place, you should get up and start making the...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN - Country #84 Morocco

Posted by Linda Edwards on

     Day 1.      Today, on my 10,000 steps I did not see any handcraft goods. Even though my vacation is not for fair trade, I am always looking to meet men and women who handcraft quality and useful products. I have neither seen any poverty. If I had not spent summers on my grandfathers farm in middle Tennessee, I might have mistaken the old man driving a wagon with a donkey today for poverty. But I ascertained he just lives a simple life. I'll await my final decision.      This is my second night in Morocco...

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International Women’s Day

Posted by Joycelyn Ghansah on

On the 7th of March, the International Women’s Day (IWD) will be celebrated worldwide. Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE) Foundation has been working for more than twenty years, empowering refugee and displaced women and children from Burma as well as disadvantaged Hill-tribe women in Northern Thai villages.Through education, economic opportunities and other support, more women were encouraged and have taken leadership roles, benefitting their families and communities. Each year, WEAVE, in collaboration with its partners in the refugee camps and Thai villages across the Thai-Burma border, conducts awareness campaign activities during the celebration of IWD. Last year, WEAVE has...

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Break the chains of poverty

Posted by Joycelyn Ghansah on

Fair Trade breaks poverty  1 October 2015 (Culemborg) – Fair Trade breaks the chain of poverty. Fair traders around the world, together with small producers and backed by consumers, are breaking the chains of poverty.  Fair Trade is growing and that is our proof that we are gaining our fight against extreme poverty. The WFTO membership count doubled from 155 Fair Trade organisations in 2005 to 355 in 2014. In the same period, the turnovers of these members quadrupled from 136 million euros to 448 million euros.    To ensure their way out of poverty, producer-beneficiaries of WFTO members receive fair...

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What Being.... 360 Fair Trade Means

Posted by Joycelyn Ghansah on

The words “Fair Trade” mean so much more than just “feel-good words.” As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, Global Crafts is fully committed to the principles listed above in aspects of our business, both domestically and world-wide. Our Fair Trade Federation membership means we go beyond the fair trade basics. It’s a 360° approach that’s about building true partnerships with artisans and working to create positive change through all of our work. 360° fair trade means not only fair wages, but also long-term, holistic partnerships that empower artisans to grow their businesses. As an FTF member, we go...

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