We sell handcrafted homeware made by artisans and craft cooperatives in Central Asia, alongside stories from the cultures and contexts in which they were made. We sell handcrafted homeware with a story.
In 2007, I lost my mom unexpectedly…I hated myself for being ungrateful and taking her for granted, because I later realized how much she loved me.
There is a critical need for legal services by the poor, a shortage of attorneys to serve them, yet there are interested, available, and experienced attorneys at home raising children…
I am inspired by ALL women! I think that we all bring SOMETHING to the table that allows us to be unique and gives us the opportunity to be successful in our own hopes and dreams.
People seem to accept disparity, without really being conscious of it. Our challenge is to help people see it, and demand more.
There are so many companies that would give more if the process were easier, and there are a million events each year in the U.S. looking for them.
Project Sierra Leone started as a result of the hardship that faces a lot of people in Sierra Leone, especially women.
I starting Project 116, a social enterprise that teaches kids entrepreneurship skills. Students learn how to develop sustainable products through hands-on projects.
I have always been an avid traveler, but before Investours I did not realize tourism’s potential to affect positive change in the world.
My role model isn’t any one person, per se, but rather a collection of women who achieve greatness as mothers, professionals, friends, sisters, and partners every day despite the impossible list of challenges.
There is a movement brewing among young people who are waking up to the problems around them and taking action in meaningful, effective ways. Learn more about Talia, who mobilized kids to raise $10 million for Hurricane Katrina Relief.
After starting her own company FairTaste to help underpaid farmers, Puifung Leung quickly realized she knew nothing about running a business. In this Inspiration Minute she shares the one secret that turned FairTaste into a successful social enterprise.
In 2004 Ruth DeGolia, traveled to Guatemala to conduct research for her Yale thesis on the effects of globalization in a country torn apart by civil war.
Becky Straw and Jody Landers are unlikely partners on a shared mission to alleviate poverty in developing countries. In 2010 they started The Adventure Project, a non-profit that provides funding to social enterprises. “We almost act as the VCs, where we have the money and we’re investing wisely in these enterprises so they can scale,” Straw told The Story Exchange.
Puifung Leung is on a mission to make trade more equitable. She pays farmers a fair price for their crops, which she uses to make drinks and snacks.