Need some last-minute holiday gift ideas? Planeterra partners have got you covered!
It’s holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than with meaningful gifts that give back? Many of our Planeterra partners host online stores, where you can buy locally-made merchandise that supports women, youth, and disadvantaged communities all over the world.
Still looking for a last-minute holiday gift idea? We’ve got you covered:
One of our newest partnerships, Penduka is a women-owned and run business that employs local women that are living with disabilities, or have suffered from illnesses such as HIV.
Support this enterprise by buying some of their beautiful textiles, jewellery, and more:
Located just outside of Nairobi, Kenya, are our partners at Café Ubuntu, part of the businesses of UbuntuMade, a socially-conscious social enterprise that provides support to women and children living with disabilities.
Many of UbuntuMade’s products are sold in the United States, and their online store hosts tons of great buys, including tote bags, traditional beaded bracelets, and even something for our four-legged friends!
Nyamirambo Women's Centre
The Nyamirambo Women’s Centre in Kigali, Rwanda not only hosts travellers for tours and lunches, employing women in the tourism sector, but also hosts community classes for literacy, computer skills, and handicraft making.
Support the women of Nyamirambo by shopping clothing, bags, and other crafts at their online store:
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, located in Whistler, Canada is home to a training program that empowers indigenous youth to conduct tours of the centre’s museum and grounds. The space is a celebration of the two indigenous communities of the region, and teaches local and international visitors about the region’s history.
Choose from clothing and other items depicting traditional indigenous art, handicrafts and music on their online store.
Salaam Baalak Trust
Planeterra is working with Salaam Baalak Trust, an organization that provides safe housing, counselling, education, and support to over 5,000 children in New Delhi, as well as managing five safe homes across the city.
You can shop their online store and support their efforts through the purchase of tea, calendars and t-shirts.
We’re excited to bring Sthree, our holiday campaign partner, into our social enterprise fold next year. We hope you’ll see some of their handicraft products soon!
Until then, you can support our campaign to launch their craft shop and cafe here.