Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Greeting Cards Empower Slum Women

In the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya, some of the community's poorest women are making handmade cards from recycled paper that enables them to buy food, clothes, and pay for school fees. The Kibera Paper Card Project, which started with only six women and has now expanded to 26, is helping them escape from some of the harsh realities of extreme poverty.

Message is key in the greeting card business; and The Kibera Paper Card Project delivers a lasting impact with its message. Shoppers know that by buying these cards, they're changing lives.