Thursday, August 02, 2007

[RPCV news] RPCV seeking microenterprise/handicrafts projects

FOG Secretary Annie Kneedler passes along this message:

Please see message below from KJ Lewis from the company Global Sister Goods. If you have any ideas for handicrafts projects/cooperatives, please contact KJ at info @

Hi there,

I am an RPCV (Namibia 99-00) who currently owns a fair trade import business that partners with women artisans in several countries. We emphasize women's economic empowerment by telling artisan life stories, and connecting Americans with women's issues in the countries where we have partners. We are seeking new collectives or projects to work with, and wondered if anyone in your group might know of one. We have had much success partnering with current Namibia PCVs on secondary projects focused on microenterprise and handicrafts and have helped with everything from design and development to logistics and marketing. You can learn more about us at:

or give me a call at 503.285.6780.

Many thanks for your time, and hope to hear from you soon.

KJ Lewis
info @
(503) 285-6780

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