Cluttercast: Rising crafts

February 6th, 2009

My husband is one of the few Americans who have visited the refugee camps housing refugees fleeing the conflict in Darfur. He is just a private citizen who felt the call to do something—and he arranged for women inside the camp to earn money for their crafts—through a non-profit called Rising International.
Rising is working to end world poverty by empowering women all over the world–and the doll here is one of their signature crafts; made by widows in Afghanistan for their children. Rising organizes home parties where you meet women from one of the countries represented. We had a party at our house; and my husband went to several others. Each time he bought a few more things and that’s how we accumulated crafts from Rising International all over our house–including these items we never used. I like to think that someone who connects with their crafts will be connected– through Rising International—to the women creating its crafts all over the world.

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Bamboo tray from Bangladesh, Nadera doll from Afghanistan, seed necklace from Columbia, beaded pig keychain from Zimbabwe

If you would like to have this item, please let me know in a comment. If you know someone else who might like it, I hope you’ll share this and let them know.

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  1. February 10th, 2009 at 02:52 | #1

    Perhaps these particular items could be auctioned off and the money donated back to the charity?

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  2. February 13th, 2009 at 00:32 | #2

    As of Feb. 12, I’m going to set these items aside and figure out what to do. Thanks to Dreamybee for your idea—I’m going to see what I can do to get these donated to benefit Rising International.

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  3. July 2nd, 2009 at 20:06 | #3

    I’ll buy them

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