Imagine if for each each birthday – you made a unknown woman’s life better…
Imagine if you shared your Christmas spirit with children in need on the other side of the globe…
Today I wanted to share with you a special project which is dear to my heart. Sreepur is a community of 100 destitute women and their 500 abandoned children in rural Bangladesh.
I first discovered Sreepur last year via The Guardian (a UK broadsheet newspaper) – and immediately ordered them for our Christmas cards and their birthday and thank you cards for the rest of the year.
These beautiful handmade cards are made from fiber to finish by Bangladeshi women. And 100% of the money goes directly back to the community that creates them – British Airways transport them to the UK for distribution free of charge. (Check out this short video about the community and see the cards being made.)
- Women get to work with their children alongside them
- Women have creative work
- Women are earning their own income – I cannot tell you how important I feel it is to channel income into female hands in developing economies
- A whole community is supported through work, not charity
Their all occasion cards are currently being offered with 10 free first class stamps (UK only).
Their Christmas cards will be available in late October.The business is based in the UK and they ship worldwide. Each pack (six cards of six different designs) costs £9.99 (P&P: UK Free, £1.00 Europe, £2.00 worldwide).
As you know one of my stated intentions with The Happy Womb is to support women’s business and creativity. Sreepur Cards do both. I do hope you will join me in supporting this wonderful venture.