You’ll see children begging at crossroads in Kosovo because their parents can’t afford for them not to contribute a couple of euros a day to the family income.
Give parents a more sustainable income, and that calculation can change.
The Ideas Partnership has run a series of micro-finance projects in marginalized communities to give parents the chance to give their children a different chance. Parents take part on condition that their children are going to school.
When you buy one of the products, you’re not only putting a bit of money into the community. You’re also helping a parent make a different life. And you’re giving a child a chance.
Oh, and you’re getting a nice thing.
- Environmentally-friendly cloth bags
- Hand-made soap
- Traditional musical instruments
- Lavender bags
- Hand-made jewellery
Click on the pictures below to explore the nice things, and the people and places who made them…