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.


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?


  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.


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

    I’ll buy them


  1. March 14th, 2009 at 23:12 | #1
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