Mother’s day gift ideas from African Mother’s

Mothering Sunday is almost upon us.  I would like to suggest some ethical gifts handmade by African mothers that your mother might appreciate. The thinking behind this is to enable African mothers to help themselves out of  poverty. But please … Read More

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Women’s Rights are we there yet?

The economic, social and political rights are being discussed all over the media today In the article for instance Helen Loveless argues that women are the key to recovery from the economic down turn http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/money/article-1160219/Women-possess-potential-create-extra-150-000-new-companies-year-hold-key-recovery.html As a woman entrepreuner, I … Read More

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New addition at Ethnic Supplies

The most exciting thing that has happened at Ethnic Supplies has been the introduction of a new group of producers from Rwanda.   After the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Rebuilding the nation of Rwanda was never going to be easy following … Read More

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Rwanda Peace baskets at Fairtrade fortnight

The 1994 genocide in Rwanda left the country, it’s peoples and economy in tatters. Rebuilding trust was vital and the women of Rwanda achieved this through reviving the weaving tradition. Weaving cycles were formed up and down the country as … Read More

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United States of Africa??

That was one of the ideas discussed at the recent African union meeting. further details here http://www.euronews.net/en/article/02/02/2009/gaddafi-elected-to-head-african-union/ What are the pros and cons of such a move? Will it make for a stronger Africa for instance? Who would be in charge … Read More

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Facebook and the power of social networks

I don’t when or how I got into Face book and it doesn’t really matter. I don’t know all the tricks or ways of getting round it but I know enough to use it to communicate with people in my … Read More

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