How Shopping For Flowers Is Driving Employment And Education

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How Shopping For Flowers Is Driving Employment And Education

How Shopping For Flowers Is Driving Employment And Education-Sassy Townhouse Living

I believe jobs are the answer to poverty.  See how one company is making a difference. 

We all have charities that are dear to our hearts. You know, the ones you give religiously to month after month. Well, I do as well, and I always appreciate learning about other organizations that help and support families in need and empower them to make a difference for their families. 

Proflowers.com – an FTD company –  has partnered with AllAcrossAfrica.org – a benefit corporation that brings the best of business practices through market development, training, and teaching to producers in Africa – to create a collection of exclusive handmade vases that are uniquely crafted by artisans in Rwanda.  All Across Africa is a fair trade organization dedicated to empowering communities by providing employment and education – and ultimately hope.

How Shopping For Flowers Is Driving Employment And Education

One ProFlowers All Across Africa vase provides:

  • A child with the opportunity to attend school for two months
  • Clothing and shoes for two children
  • Healthcare for an entire year for two people

The ProFlowers All Across Africa collection will provide:

  • Three thousand+ children with school fees for a year, a pair of shoes, uniform, and school supplies
  • Healthcare for 18,000+ people
Every product has a story behind it. That story flows through each individual artisan’s hands as he or she creates these products. From their hands to yours. That’s what moved me most about the flowers, jewelry, and goods, they are created by local artisans in Africa and the purchase of each one of a kind gift helps improve the life of so many of these artisans across the globe. 
Carnival of Color with All Across Africa Vase
 
For the weavers, baskets represent status as weaving has made many of them valued people in their society, bringing regular income into their homes. Not only are they able to overcome poverty, but they can also save money, buy land and create new businesses.
 
They create beautiful patterns bursting with meaning. The sunburst pattern on these baskets is known as the “hope” design. Reflected on the Rwandan flag, this sunburst image stands for the country’s collective hope for a new dawn and brighter future. This design means a lot to the weavers they partner with as each basket they sell increases their chances for a better life.
 
Quality of life, community status, self-worth and confidence are just a few of the hopeful effects these baskets bring. With the income the weavers receive, they are able to open bank accounts, start businesses and even hire other workers. The effect from the production and income of basket weaving ripples through the entire nation.
How Shopping For Flowers Is Driving Employment And Education
The flowers I received from Proflower.com are stunning! I am thrilled with the workmanship of the vase. The colors, pattern, and design all represent something inspiring and will be a constant reminder to me of just how hard work and dedication can and does make a difference. The folks over at Proflower.com were kind enough to send me this beautiful bouquet. I am humbled and so grateful be able to share this inspiring story with all of you. 
 
How Shopping For Flowers Is Driving Employment And Education
 
The colors and craftsmanship of this vase in just beautiful! It will always be treasured. Each vase is handcrafted by an artisan and empowers them to live the lives they were meant to and support their families. 
 
How Shopping For Flowers Is Driving Employment And Education
 
The flowers were all healthy and loaded with buds waiting to come alive!
 How Shopping For Flowers Is Driving Employment And Education
 
I can’t wait to see what blooms will come alive next! 
 
How Shopping For Flowers Is Driving Employment And Education
 
All Across Africa 10in Basket – I love this collection of bowls. The colors and patterns are vibrant and filled with hope for a brighter future. 
 How Shopping For Flowers Is Driving Employment And Education
 
Intricately woven. Craftswomen in Rwanda use timeless tradition to weave carefully dyed raffia fibers and grass to make stunning one of a kind pieces that are rich in cultural meaning and purpose. They are perfect to be used as a bread serving bowl, display of fresh fruit or vegetables or hung on the wall in a well-crafted collage or set.
  • Made in Rwanda
  • Product is made from all natural sisal and sweet grass
  • Organic dyes are used to dye the raffia
  • Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
  • Basket has a hang loop on the back for wall décor
  • Safe to use with food
  • All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.
  • About 10″ diameter
 This All Across Africa Bangle Set is stunning! I love the colors and tassel. So chic and fun! 
 
How Shopping For Flowers Is Driving Employment And Education
 
These woven sisal bracelets are made with love and honor by returned Burundian refugees. Through mastering a new craft, they are shaping and defining a peaceful, secure future for themselves and their families. This set of bracelets is perfect to spice up any outfit – mix and match, great as four separate pieces!
  • One size fits all, about 8″ length
  • Set of 4
  • Made in Burundi
  • Product is made from natural materials: grass and sisal
  • Profiled artisan tag is attached to each product
  • All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.

And the flowers – each one more beautiful than the next. 

How Shopping For Flowers Is Driving Employment And Education
 

Be sure to visit their site and send them some love. These artisans are hard at work crafting their lives into better ones. And remember, the ProFlowers All Across Africa Collection will provide healthcare for 18,000+ people and just one ProFlowers All Across Africa vase will provide a child with the opportunity to attend school for 2 months. 

I made sure to let all of my friends and family know that whenever they want to order flowers for me, to do so via their site. 

It’s the best way to enjoy their beautiful flowers and gifts while helping to support a worthy cause that will make you feel as good inside as the flowers look outside. 

And as always, thanks so much for stopping by to read How Shopping For Flowers Is Driving Employment And Education.  

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