Peep Laja writes:
Something you might be interested in:
A friend of mine is starting a social venture where she is helping to empower the indigenous women of Ngoble-Bugle (a tribe living in northern Panama) through giving them access to the world market by selling their amazing handicraft to the world. These women make the most amazing bags from plant
fiber. It takes 2-3 months to make one bag, and they are awesome.
Until now these women had no access to the market. There are hardly any roads leading to where they live, not to mention anything else. Sometimes a buyer goes to the villages and forces these women to sell their bags for just a couple of dollars. Couple of dollars for bags which took over a thousand years
to design and over 2 months to make. Now Sarah (the social entrepreneur in the making) is giving them a fair price for the work and providing these women access to the whole world.
She started a blog where she is talking about each step of setting up this venture. A great way to see positive change happening step by step. Link: http://www.bagsmakeadifference.com