More Than Fair
Since 2014, Thistle Farms Global has worked with artisan survivors to establish new enterprises and ensure existing small businesses are receiving just compensation for their work.
Through resources and investments, we help improve product development, programming, and access to larger markets.By reducing links in the supply chain, producers gain higher wages.
We specifically assist with the development of UN Sustainable Development Goals:
1- No Poverty
5- Gender Equality
8- Decent Work and Economic Growth
An investment in women producers heals families and lifts communities out of extreme poverty.
Connecting Women Producers To Socially Conscious Consumers
Shared Trade Advantage
Global partners gain access to a network of similar missions and benefit from inclusion in a larger community.
With the support of Thistle Farms Global, partner enterprises are able to hire more women, increase wages and reinvest in the needs of their communities.
Our Partners Share These Values
Growing Justice Partnerships
Each year, we identify partners with great potential and help scale their impact. These partners are typically at a vulnerable stage in growth, and are in need of capital, training, and market development. We have launched four programs and helped grow four other enterprises, including:
- A residential program in Belize
- An irrigation system in Rwanda
- An moringa enterprise in Mexico
- A weaving enterprise in a refugee camp in Greece
Emergency Relief Grant During COVID-19
Relief Grant Recipients
In response to COVID-19, Thistle Farms Global created a Relief Grant program for carefully selected Global Partners, to support artisan and community well-being, product financing, village sanitation, and eco-sustainable projects.
Beljoy, Haiti - Two homes were built for artisans in need of safe secure housing.
Collective Humanity, Cambodia - Built the first water hygiene and sanitation station in their village, essential in a time when hand washing can save lives.
Ikirezi, Uganda - Farmers wages were paid to support the workers and the community.
Love Welcomes, Greece - Artisan wages were and community support.
Mission Lazarus, Honduras - Artisan wages and community support.
Moringa Madres, Mexico - Artisan wages and community support.
Northside Healing Space, USA - Housing stability through funding rent and support for utilities to keep families in their homes in the United States.
Sibimbe, Ecuador - Artisan wages and community support.
YEWO, Malawi - Built a solar-power system for the workshop, while generators and batteries were limited during the lockdown.