“You won’t find gifts this important on any shelf this year.”
Join the Fistula Foundation in helping a woman receive life-transforming fistula repair surgery by sending your loved one a Fistula Foundation Dignity Gift. One of our favorites is this African paper bead bracelet. Its design allows for expansion to any size. Each bracelet is $20 and individually made and hand-painted by women living in Uganda, so the shades of blue may vary slightly . Learn more about the Fistula Foundation’s work here.
UNICEF and Kid President have combined forces to share some incredible gifts this holiday season. We’re loving “Eat & Run” combo: $6.72 delivers a soccer ball AND 30 packets of micronutrients to get kids healthy and moving.
WATCH and DANCE with Kid President’s Holiday Gift Guide!
Jhpiego brings high-quality health-care to women and families wherever they are – from the urban slums of Kenya, to an isolated outpost in rural Haiti, to earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan. $25 Can Buy Vinegar and Prevent Cancer: In a single visit, a Jhpiego-trained health-care worker will use vinegar to screen for cervical cancer, the second most common cancer in women worldwide. Precancerous lesions can quickly be treated by that same midwife, nurse or physician with a freezing technique, preventing a mother’s needless death. Learn more about how your gifts can help here.
Shopping with International Medical Corps is easy and saves lives. There are places where a pregnant woman can’t deliver her baby safely into the world; there are places where families walk for miles to find clean water. You can help just by doing your holiday shopping. $50 provides clean water for two families! Learn more about the work of International Medical Corps here.
Me to We sources socially conscious and environmentally friendly products including a stunning range of jewelry that benefits global artisans. Take these stud earrings ($14.99) hand-sewn with Czech glass beads onto the rich earth tones of natural Kenyan leather by gifted Maasai mamas. Me to We currently provides employment for more than 800 women in Kenya. For more beautiful choices, shop here. Fifty percent of profits go to international charity Free the Children.
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Shop to your heart’s content, and give gifts of hope, love and joy this year, with untold ripple effects across the world. You can find Part I of our giving guide here, filled with fantastic ideas from Save the Children, World Vision, Every Mother Counts, Care Grows, Kenneth Cole AWEARNESS, Catapult, Mothers 2 Mothers and ONE. From a goat, to a gorgeous brass necklace, to training an HIV positive mother how to protect her baby from HIV AIDS, we’ve quite literally got something for everyone this holiday season.