Ivory Coast Peaceful Elephant Ornament

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Spread peace this holiday season by giving this fun and colorful elephant ornament made by women artisans at Hopestart Africa in Cote d'Ivoire.

The Hopestart Africa is a development project created in 1995 to provide employment and training for women in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. They learn sewing, crafts, and small business management skills. For most of the fourteen members this is their first job, and they are learning to be disciplined and reliable in their work while realizing they are capable and intelligent. They are encouraged to manage their part of the production process and to come up with ideas for new products and for improving current products. Some have participated in math and literacy classes and some are learning to use the computer and do accounting. Cote d'Ivoire is recovering from a civil war that ended in 2012. Your purchase helps bring employment which helps peace prosper.

  • 100% cotton
  • Surface washable only
  • 4.25" x 4" (10.1 x 10.7 cm)
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Cote d'Ivoire

Maison Dorcas is a development project created in 1995 to provide employment and training in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. For most of the artisans, this is their first job. They learn to be disciplined and reliable at their work, and realize that they are capable and highly skilled. The women learn sewing, crafts, and small business management skills. They are encouraged to manage their part of the production process, and to come up with ideas for new products and for improving current products. Some of their products include home décor, bags and stuffed animals.

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