Thanksgiving is around the corner, and one thing Shared Trade is thankful for is the opportunity to provide education for girls and women across the globe. This is a common mission for many of our partners, including Lwala Community Alliance.
Anyone who is involved with Lwala Community Alliance has seen the benefits of giving girls an education. These girls not only earn higher wages, but they wait longer to get married, have smaller families, and are less likely to contract HIV.
In addition, education for girls in Lwala has resulted in better farm productivity and family nutrition, lower infant and maternal mortality rates, and higher rates of school enrollment for future children. As more girls become educated, their children and grandchildren will also receive these benefits.
If you are excited to support girls’ education in Lwala as well as other programs such as medical care and economic development for men and women, we invite you to check out the products in our holiday line. We have recently received beautiful, handmade bowls and bags from Ikirezi in Rwanda, and we are excited to share them with you and your loved ones. To learn more about them and the other products in our holiday collections, visit Stocking Stuffers, Holiday Favorites, and Gifts Under $20.
We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving full of happy memories and love.