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How Do You Spell R-E-L-I-E-F? December 7, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, Sustainable Living.

Relief Beads are handmade from sand by tribes in Africa and assembled by refugees in Darfur. Each bracelet is unique.

By purchasing Relief Beads, you support the refugee women making Relief Beads at the Relief International’s Women’s Development Center in Darfur.

They are currently raising funds to provide relief to malnourished children and build a Children’s Malnutrition Center.

The UN has recognized the situation in Darfur as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” Since the conflict began in 2003, millions of people have been forced to leave their homes.









For more information:  Relief Beads Bracelet for Darfur ~ Fair Winds Trade

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1. theonlycin - December 7, 2010

The link brings me to a page of all your blog posts…

nrhatch - December 7, 2010

Thanks for the heads up.

Cindy - December 7, 2010

OK, working now.

2. Shannon Sullivan - December 7, 2010

Thank you Nancy for the info

nrhatch - December 7, 2010

World of Good has other sustainable Fair Trades goods for sale ~ definitely a better place to shop for gifts than, let’s say, Walmart. 🙂

Why not Walmart? Reason #1:

Reasons #2 -> #10,671:

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)
This pointed documentary by producer, director and activist Robert Greenwald addresses the real, if sometimes hidden and overlooked, costs associated with the proliferation of Wal-Marts. Featuring interviews from across the country, Greenwald focuses on the costs to business owners, communities, taxpayers, and workers each time the mega-retailer opens another Super Center.


3. Naomi Estment - December 7, 2010

Lovely work. May the project thrive.

nrhatch - December 7, 2010

It’s one worthwhile cause, of many, that can be found at World of Good, Gifts of Hope, or by giving experiential gifts instead of another bathrobe and slippers.

4. Booksphotographsandartwork - December 7, 2010

Love the idea of these beads, I can’t wait to get some.

The textile company right across the street from me was put out of business partly because of the rude business practices of Wal Mart. There was no way they could produce a good product at the price that was needed. They went from the pinnacle of success to almost extinct. The huge R & D building now sits empty. I think it would be a fabulous place to live. Well thats another story.

nrhatch - December 7, 2010

Walmart is BAD news for most communities ~ undercutting smaller companies, paying sub-standard wages, importing a bunch of CRAP from China, and exploiting cheap labor overseas.

5. 4minutewriter - December 8, 2010

Call me naive, but I simply cannot understand why NGOs have to go around raising money for such tremendous human need while we have billionaires in this world and throw around millions of dollars constructing useless buildings and feeding our excesses. It’s a strange world.

nrhatch - December 8, 2010

Indeed it is.

You might be interested in this post, where some billionaires are pledging to change that:


6. 4minutewriter - December 9, 2010

Thanks for the link. So great to see- what a difference they can make. Wish those Wal-Mart ladies would get on board…

nrhatch - December 9, 2010

Me too! They are like present day Scrooges ~ piling up more gold than they could spend in 10 lifetimes and still greedy for more.

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