Product Details: This half-moon shaped pouch measures 8"x 5"x 3.5" at its longest, tallest and widest points. They are double-lined and each is adorned with hand-sewn beadwork. Because of the unique detail of a handmade product, each is a one-of-a-kind. Handmade with Love in Tanzania. They are the perfect size for carrying all your essentials or keeping your larger bag organized. This product was created to highlight our "In Her Shoes" Campaign. Did you know the average walk for water in Sub-Saharan Africa is 6-8 hours a day? And a 5-gallon bucket of water weighs 44lbs? The burden of carrying all this water falls on women, and we couldn't imagine walking a day in her shoes. So we decided to do something about it. Save the Rain now employs over 100 Tanzanian women, who were all recipients of the same work first, to build rainwater harvesting systems on the homes of other women in need. Now she'll never need to lose countless hours in the search for water again.
Who Handmade Your Product with Love?: Our In Her Shoes Travel Pouch collection comes from the Schwari fair-trade co-op in Arusha, Tanzania. Since 2008, Save the Rain's relationship with the co-op has supported their mission to empower the disenfranchised through honest work for honest wages. Their Team consists of 72 men and women who all once knew the pain of wondering where their next meal would come from. Now, they are skilled in the arts of beading, sewing, and even some in management. Your support keeps their factory buzzing and allows them to employ even more local villagers.
Give 100%: Our Retail Store has the unique ability to promise 100% of your purchase price (minus the taxes) will go directly to funding our Clean Water Projects in the rural villages of Tanzania. You read that right, 100%. We have a corporate sponsor who covers the cost of our purchases from the co-op so that your contribution provides the gift of clean water. Learn More about our Clean Water Projects by visiting the Home Page of our website www.savetherain.org.