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OUR MISSION Shopping for a Change, a web-based non-profit organization, is a fair trade marketplace where artisans, predominantly women from developing countries, sell their handmade creations, enabling them to earn a sustainable income and lift themselves from poverty.
Our net proceeds subsidize community improvement projects abroad as well as help fund select U.S.-based charities.
SHOPPING FOR A CHANGE was established to create an extended global marketplace for fair trade products by artisans, artisan co-ops, and companies that employ these artisans, predominantly women, from economically disadvantaged areas throughout the world.
Our organization assists in educating artisans on competing in a world marketplace, while helping preserve local handicraft traditions. Artisans are paid for their work according to terms they set.
Fifty percent of the net sales proceeds are used to fund community improvement projects and grants abroad. The other fifty percent of the net proceeds are granted to one of our nonprofit partners or to the charitable organization chosen by the consumer at checkout.