The Changemaker Store
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Social Enterprise goods from around the world are now available at the click of a button. These carefully crafted organizations not only fulfill a market need, but also heal cycles of financial instability, preventable illness, and unfair disadvantage. Through your support not only do you receive a remarkable product but you also vote with your dollars on the type of world you wish to live in.
Lucky iron fish
Named this year's Top 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur of 2017, Gavin Armstrong created Lucky Iron Fish after an experience in a refugee camp while he was still in college. By cooking with this little fish, customers receive an immediately bioavailable source of iron. The fish can last up to five years or more. Talk about saving on your iron supplements!
When you buy a Lucky Iron Fish for yourself you also give one to a family in need through partnerships with charities around the world.
HYGIENE TO STAY CLEAN
Soapbox Soaps donates one bar of soap, fresh water, or vitamin supplements to a child in need for every bottle purchased. So far over 1.7 million bars of soap have been donated to over 60 countries. The organization partners with local aid projects that empower local communities to teach good hygiene practices.
Alaffia is a certified fair trade, handmade shea butter and skincare line. Alaffia was created to help West African communities become sustainable through the fair trade of indigenous resources. One key to sustainability is empowerment of individuals within the communities.
Le Souk Ceramique
Le Souk Ceramique offers affordable hand-painted ceramic made in Tunisia by a group of 50 artisans who receive healthcare, social security, fair wages, and safe working conditions. The group is evolving to function as an artisan cooperative, completely owned and controlled by the skilled artisans themselves.
Akola Project is a social enterprise creating impact through their whole supply chain, from ethical mineral sourcing to job training for assembly employees. For every necklace that is purchased, Akola designs a new story for a woman and a family living in Dallas, TX and Uganda. To date, Akola has empowered over 500 women who have transformed the lives of 4,000 children.
Socially just and environmentally responsible truffles, chocolate, quinoa and sugar from small-scale farmers. Alter Eco products are Fair Trade certified and they work on development programs in the areas their farmers work.
Women's Bean Project
Women's Bean Project sells gourmet bean soups, chilis, cookie and brownie mixes, bread mixes, salsa and spice rubs, marinades and sweets. The mission of Women’s Bean Project is to change women’s lives by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise. Program Participants come to this transitional employment program from backgrounds of chronic unemployment and poverty, and the program helps them develop the work and interpersonal skills needed to function independently in the workplace and community. After nine months, they transition into career entry-level jobs – often for the first time in their lives.
When you buy Good Spread, we provide a treatment of a nutrient-dense, fortified peanut butter called MANA to children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition. Malnutrition is the leading cause of death in children, but with MANA, there is a 96% cure rate. They recently sent over 40,000 packets of MANA to Nicaragua through a partnership with World Vision.
Every time you buy a box of Everly, they donate a portion of the proceeds to our nonprofit partner, ColaLife. ColaLife uses those funds to provide packets of life-saving rehydration mixes (Oral Rehydration Salts) to mothers in rural Zambia. Those mothers use the rehydration mixes to treat their babies when they're sick with waterborne disease, saving them from death by dehydration.