For Mothers Worldwide

May 14, 2012 at 3:28 am Leave a comment

With Mother’s Day and World Fair Trade Day back to back it is an amazing time to honor women globally! This year over 700 events  involving more than 100,000 were planned across the country in celebration of World Fair Trade Day!

Since 2004, Marigold has worked to create opportunities for disadvantaged women from the slums of Mumbai to craft their economic independence.   We look at economic justice as a starting point to bring about the overall empowerment of women. We have been honored to work with an amazing co-op that is creating significant change in the lives women and in the lives of their children.

Shakuntala is one of the oldest co-op members. In a recent interview she speaks about how before working at the co-op she was illiterate, now not only is she literate but she has encouraged her children in school. Her eldest daughter who excelled in school, decided to continue her education once she finished her basic courses and became a teacher. Now she is teaching other children to read.

In celebration of fair trade and mother’s worldwide…Happy Fair Trade Day! Happy Mother’s Day!

Photo: pictured above is Shakuntala

Entry filed under: Fair Trade, Women.

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