Giving Tuesday

Posted: Mon. Dec 02, 2019

14 fair trade initiatives that deserve your support on Giving Tuesday! Check out our list of FTF member and partner programs:

Support their 2020 initiatives which include a new line of natural fiber products crafted using an invasive water hyacinth species, creating sustainable income generation opportunities while helping restore biodiversity along the Volta River in Ghana’s Eastern Region.

Support their fundraiser to build a primary school in Kenya with a donation of any amount. They have purchased land and are now fundraising to build classrooms!

A donation to Global Gifts helps support their non-profit mission, including fair trade advocacy, outreach, and support for their artisan partners at Imani Workshops. For Giving Tuesday, they are raising funds to purchase a new kiln for the Imani Workshops artisans.


Each $25 donation, approximately the cost of a new uniform and a pair of shoes, will help a child go to school, and each donor will receive a hand-beaded ornament in appreciation of their donation.

Raising $700 for 3 new sewing machines will empower 3 more women in Nyanchonori, Kenya. Support their fundraiser today. No donation is too small!

Support education for Mayan Youth in 2020 or buy a tree in Guatemala in support of the community’s environmental efforts to repopulate deforested mountains.

Purchase a grab bag, which features 10 FTF member products! Their sale will benefit International Justice Mission, a human rights nonprofit organization fighting to end slavery internationally in many of the same communities where the products are made.

A donation to Jeannette Rankin Peace Center and its store supports their peace & justice programming, education, and action in Montana and beyond.

The Samten Memorial Education Academy provides education to children in the Boudha area of Kathmandu, Nepal near the Tibetan Handicraft Products company. The company, a partner of dZi Handmade, manages and supports the school. To contribute to the fund, contact

Help to support the life-saving work Amelia, the health promoter at Sharing the Dream’s Casa Guatemala. Sharing the Dream provides her salary, and she is responsible for the health care of up to 300 children at Casa Guatemala as well as the surrounding villages.

Giving to the Azizi Life Adult Literacy Impact Project helps break down the barriers caused by illiteracy in Rwanda. Poverty and the genocide caused the formal education of many Rwandan adults to be disrupted, and eventually, non-existent. Illiteracy is still the reality of many rural Rwandan adults.

In a rural Quechua village in the Andes, the Awac Phuna weaving cooperative is dreaming of starting a business to host tourists in their village. To do this, they need training, market connections, and a place to host visitors. Donate to this program and help secure matching funds from a donor.

Donate today to help secure a permanent weaving center for their El Tablon artisan partners.. The lease has been cancelled on their current location, and Education and More is looking to give them a place of their own.

Coupling advocacy with on-the-ground work, donating to these organizations drives forward the fight for farmer and worker justice, fair supply chains, and an environmentally resilient future.

Cover Photo by Grow Ahead

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