Bridge for Africa
Bridge for Africa is dedicated to promoting self-sufficiency and dignity for artisans in rural African communities. Your purchase promotes sustainable development in Africa by providing consistent work and fair wages to marginalized artisans, enabling them to shape their own lives and advance hope for future generations.
Bridge for Africa began in 2003 with the chance meeting of an African and an American in South Africa. They recognized that while the art emerging from Africa represents an extraordinary blend of tradition, vibrancy, and the beauty, its artisans are frequently not paid a living wage for their work. These women from two continents envisioned a nonprofit committed to "Building Resources to Inspire Dignity, Growth, and Empowerment" (BRIDGE) through trade. A member of the Fair Trade Federation, Bridge for Africa guarantees its artisans fair wages, equal opportunities, safe working conditions, and long-term relationships built on mutual respect. Today the organization's mission is two-fold: to market fine contemporary crafts to create a better life for artisans and their communities, and to educate consumers about fair trade's ability to fight poverty in the developing world.
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