This post for Rwanda Anniversary Baskets is sponsored by Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Rwanda Path to Peace 10 Year Anniversary Baskets!
The holidays are here and what better way to celebrate than with a Rwanda Path to Peace 10 Year Anniversary Baskets! These gorgeous hand-woven baskets and handmade by the women of Rwanda. Macy’s has carried the Rwandan Path to Peace baskets in store and at Macys.com for 10 years. That’s quite a commitment.
These baskets are too beautiful to use. I may put my Christmas cards in them, or use them for display by the front door, or I may just hang them on the wall to display. I love to give back by giving gifts that give hope. The idea of “trade not aid” or offering people a hand up instead of a handout really resonates with me and that’s something that I want my grand kids to learn from a young age.
The baskets retail for between $30 and $60 depending on size. The basket I received retails for $50.00. And we all know that Macy’s frequently offers 20% off coupons. When you take advantage of the discounted rate, this does not affect the price the weaver earns for the basket.
The weaving of the baskets is an extraordinarily intricate process that has been practiced for centuries in Rwanda. Each design is unique and painstakingly crafted from sisal and grass by women who learned to weave from their aunts, mothers and grandmothers.
Thousands of children who were malnourished and sick a decade ago have had ten years of food, education and medicine, thanks to this program, and are now thriving young adults. Many have completed secondary school and are headed to university.
Think about it; for every basket sold you’ve not only provided hope but economic sustenance for a woman in Rwanda. She will use that money to pay her children’s school fees, feed her children, perhaps even buy a goat and improve her life – all in the purchase of a simple red and white basket.
Which Basket will you choose?
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