This gorgeous necklace is made by artisans in Delhi who can now support their families thanks to fair trade wages. (Approximately 19" long)
When requesting the necklace please note your gift, less the fair market value of $27, is eligible for a tax receipt. No refunds.
This selection is sold out.
Meet Saima Khatoo (pictured above), who is 26 years old and married with 3 children. She comes from a village in Katihar, India and is one of the six artisans who produce this beautiful turquoise jewelry in a fair-trade workshop in Delhi. The artisans receive fair-trade wages which enable them to support their families and send their children to school. Their next step is to be able to provide adequate medical care for their families.
The artisans say that working with companies that buy fair-trade items has given them more experience to develop innovative designs while working their way out of poverty. Continued support is the key to helping them become independent and not worry about the next meal or how they are going to buy school supplies.
These talented artisans carefully select materials available to them in Delhi, India, making sure that they are nickel-free and will last a long time. They use their skill to create modern style jewelry with craftsmanship that has been passed down for generations.
Artisans like Saima are supported by an organization in India that believes and practices fair-trade principles. The majority of them are women artisans who benefit from the fact that they can work from home and maintain their responsibilities for children and their household. When possible, education and medical treatment for artisans and their families is provided. As the business becomes more self-sufficient, new groups are taken on. So far, 20 artisan workshops have become independent since 1986.
Select from over 90 different gifts like animals, health & nutrition, education or select gifts that are most needed.
Give gifts in the name of loved ones and send them a FREE personalized greeting card or e-card.
Every gift contributes to the creation of stronger, healthier communities where children can thrive and realize their full potential.
A thriving community grows happy children. This gift to your sponsored child’s community will provide things like school and art supplies, sports equipment—and more—to hel ...
Loaded with nutritious foods—staples like grains, beans, oil and more, this is a great way to fill hungry bellies with just the right stuff. Thanks to donations from the W ...
Alpacas: adorable, durable and surprisingly life-changing! These furry animals can produce up to four kilograms of wool annually over a 15-20 year lifespan. When you help ...