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With Easter right around the corner, and the world in need of hope more than ever, now is the perfect time to celebrate the simple things that inspire beauty and hope. This past year challenged many of us to pause and ponder the way we spend our time, our energy, our money, and our passion.
Now, more than ever, we want to change the world. We want to shine light into the dark and weary places where our sisters and brothers are struggling. We want to inspire courage. We want everything we do to make a difference.
Here are 3 simple doable ways to infuse the world with beauty and hope with Easter baskets that do good.
Faith, Hope, and Love Baskets
These burnished copper wire baskets from India provide fair-trade jobs that empower parents in areas of extreme poverty to provide their children with safe housing, food, clothing, and the ability to send their children to school. The poverty cycle in India continues primarily because of a lack of education and lack of opportunities for safe jobs with fair wages. Most schools are not free or affordable. So, many children never learn to read or write and grow up with limited opportunities.
This year, your Easter baskets can make an impact on families in India for generations to come by empowering parents in India to lead their families out of poverty!
Nesting Baskets That Give Hope to Refugees
Inspire hope this Easter with these fun nesting baskets from Uganda. Refugees from the Batwa tribe of Uganda handcraft these baskets using native grasses, natural plant dyes, and traditional weaving techniques passed down by their ancient tribal ancestors. The Batwa people became conservation refugees when they were forced from their ancient rainforest homeland. Despised by their countrymen and denied basic human rights, Batwa women weave these baskets, hoping to save their children from starvation and homelessness.
Inspire hope this Easter with baskets that help women in Uganda give their families brighter futures.
Easter Baskets That Change Lives
“Weaving the traditional baskets of my Batwa ancestors has changed my life.”
– Nyiransabimaana, Batwa Mother in Uganda
“I remember when famine hit really hard. It was evening, and we had nothing to eat. Selling my basket was like God coming down. I got enough money to buy food for a month. Your purchases support moms like me. I’ve managed to buy clothes, bedding, sheep, and a piece of land where we grow food for our children.” – Nyiransabimaana, Batwa Mother in Uganda