In addition to providing a marketplace for products created by Palestinian farmers and artisans, Olive Branch Fair Trade makes monthly donations to support several visionary non-profit organizations working in Palestine and Israel. We hope you will visit their websites and read their stories.
The Land of Canaan Foundation exists to support the farming communities of Palestine. We support the programs of two Palestinian non-profits and their projects.
CORE: The Canaan Center for Organic Research and Extension (CORE) is a non-profit national center to improve the livelihood of Palestinian small scale farmers and their communities through sustainable ecological organic farming. They use research and innovation, training and extension, and sharing knowledge and cooperation to achieve their goals.
CORE uses the participatory approach where Palestinian farmers identify their real needs and are therefore vested in the success of the projects.
PFTA: The Palestine Fair Trade Association (PFTA) is the largest fair trade producers' union in Palestine, with over 1700 small Palestinian farmers and 200 women producers joined in 50 village-based fair trade cooperatives. They empower their members economically and socially through fair trade and organic farming, capacity building, and certification, enabling small and marginalized producers to overcome some of the challenges of military occupation by giving them access to international markets.
Please go to www.landofcanaanfoundation.org to learn more about and support SUSTAINABLE FARMING.
The Palestine Fair Trade Association (PFTA) and Canaan Center for Organic Research and Extension (CORE) have a micro project development program dedicated to "improving women's livelihood through sustainable enterprises".
PROJECT OVERVIEW: Empowering women has become a key element in the development of an economy. With women's empowerment comes family and community empowerment. The funds create a sustainable source of income for women beneficiaries through supporting them to initiate and develop their own businesses and transfer their entrepreneurship ideas into reality.
MICRO-GRANTS: The project is open to individuals and organized groups of women. Applications and business plans are evaluated based on set criteria: they should give the women beneficiaries the opportunity to be economically independent, be decision makers, pursue a career, prove themselves and have a role in their family and community development. One time micro-grants averaging $5000 to $7000 are awarded based on fund availability.
Please visit www.landofcanaanfoundation.org to read more and support the successful WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT Projects.
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· Visiting WeAreNotNumbers.org.
· Reading their stories, viewing their artwork, watching their videos.
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· Subscribing to receive updates via email.
· Donating to keep the project going!