*as taken directly from Ten Thousand Villages website www. tenthousandvillages.ca
Ten Thousand Villages began in 1946 when Edna Ruth Byler, a Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) worker, visited volunteers in Puerto Rico who were teaching sewing classes in an effort to help improve the lives of women living in poverty.
From this trip, Edna brought several pieces of embroidery home to sell to friends and neighbours. The pieces became quite popular and she soon added cross-stitch needlework from Palestinian refugees and hand-carved Haitian woodenware to her inventory.
In the early 1970s, the flourishing project moved out of Byler’s basement and became SELFHELP CRAFTS, an official MCC program. Thousands of loyal customers and volunteers have helped to build this program into the strong alternative trading organization that, in 1996, became known as Ten Thousand Villages.
Commerce with a Conscience
Men and women around the world have a simple dream – to earn an honest living, provide a home,…
Now days, are Tweed & Hickory, Holt Renfrew (if that even counts!) and Hudson's Bay Company all we've got? hmm. Where are the Debenhams, Mark's and Spencers, House of Fraser's, Hema's, Antilla's, Stockmann's, or Vroom and Dressmann's!
Officially: the Republic of the Union of Myanmar- Burma Major City: Yangon (Rangoon) Population: 60 million, 90% literacy rate according to UNESCO
Bordered by Bangladesh on the west, Laos to the east, China on it's northeast, Thailand and the Bay of Bengal
Think: Buddhism and economic sanctions, tropical fruits, rice and jungles
Very Brief Overview: Evidence shows life as early as 2500BC in Burma. In the 18th century it was colonized by Britain. In 1988 due to civil unrest with the government, thousands of demonstrators were killed and the General staged a coup d’état, where the State Law Order Restoration Council (SLORC) was formed, who then declared marshal law (and changed the official country name). The military continued to rule until March 2011. Burma is part of the Association Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Climate: Situated within monsoon region of Asia. Usually 21-32*C
Today their health is ranked among the poorest in the worl…
Today BTC attended it's first Peterborough LETS Exchange market at the Public Library. It was a great success! Lots of talented vendors and the opportunity to swap, sell, and exchange ideas. Members and non members alike are always welcome. Stay tuned for the next one that will be just before Valentine's Day!
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Try our Healing Balms for skin abrasions, rash, excessive dry skin including psoriasas and eczema.
Mission To provide simply superior natural bath & body products to our discerning clients.
VisionBy 2025 have a recognizable name nationwide, with further exploration into markets including the Caribbean & Asia including the Middle East. Through blogging and a heightened online presence, attract and entertain current and potential clients. Values Using only the finest ingredients, operate the most ethically viable business we can by purchasing all materials within Canada, using only recyclable packaging, and by providing a voice on worldly issues that affect us all.
IN THE “NICK” OF TIME –November 26th & 27th
A Christmas Marketplace at the Buckhorn Community Centre
Just in time for Christmas shopping, you can find that unique gift for even the most difficult person on your list at this festive craft show.
In addition to the sales of hand-crafted items, there is a children’s workshop, snack bar, and tips on decorating your home for the holidays.
It's almost too easy: Simply by taking your attention off thoughts of scarcity and persistently focusing on observations of abundance, you can replace the nervous, just-in-case mindset that kept our ancient forebears alive but is killing many of us. -written by Martha Beck _____
Forgiveness is healing and freeing. It is a choice and it isn't easy. Make the choice and let go of ifs. Get over the past, you can't move forward in neutral. You are not controlled by those that have wronged you, get on with your own life and do good things with it. Forgiveness is not forgetting or pretending it didn't happen. Choose peace! -inspired by the Salvation Army Magazine article written by Bob Armstrong _____
Find greater joy! Everyone wants to enjoy their life. We need to pay attention to what we think and how we think. Try and choose positive thoughts on purpose. What you think is often what you become. Control your mouth and always think before you speak, control your emotions, and …