Gifts of Hope this Holiday Season
We are getting into the Holiday spirt here at Moving Mountains and are thrilled to announce where our donations are currently going! For every piece sold we will be putting $5 towards purchasing from the Plan Canada Gifts of Hope Program. Specifically we have chosen to contribute to "The Moms Shop" which supports female entrepreneurship.
What will you see when you enter the mom shop? You’ll see entrepreneurial women carving out their own path and designing their own future. You’ll see mothers who are able to look after their families and keep their children nourished, healthy and in school.
The mom shop is in full swing in Peru and Pakistan, where mothers are carving out their own paths to a better future and better lives for their families. In Peru, the project is helping dozens of mothers weave their way to change. Fifty mothers received business training covering everything from artisan skills, self-esteem, teamwork, and communication to financial literacy, helping the women learn how to better market and sell their products.
The Mom Shop is one of Plan Canada's matched gifts! This means our donation will be matched with a donation by a government, foundation or organizational partner, giving more women the gift of hope, helping more families live better lives, and transforming more communities. This gift is matched 4:1, so each $75 contribution will be turned into $375!
This gift includes vocational training courses coupled with numeracy and financial literacy. It offers Village Savings and Loans programs that help women work together to create small business opportunities like making honey, peanut butter, clothing or soap – initiatives that are feeding families and providing an income.
Plan Canada believes that when girls are educated, healthy and empowered, they can lift themselves and everyone around them out of poverty.
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