Purchasing power is one of the most powerful voices in our society today. Based on our spending habits, businesses open and shutdown. Local economies are revitalized or decimated, simply by the purchase decisions that we make. We are not simply buying a product, we are supporting a company culture selling the product. We are supporting a local economy that creates the product. We are making our voices heard in what we support.
Rwanda Path to Peace is now the longest-lasting program of its kind, impacting thousands of women throughout Rwanda, their families and communities. With their earnings, women can now send their children to school. They can buy everything from soap to land, malaria nets to health insurance. The income they earn from their handiwork has helped rebuild their communities. One of the first things a weaver does when she sells her first basket is buy soap. The next thing she does is buy shoes and pay school fees. Many weavers today have seen huge improvements in their lives.
Disclosure: I was gifted a product from the Macy’s Heart of Haiti line for this honest review.