YouHambo is an online marketplace that offers unique, multicultural products that honor fair-trade principles and environmental considerations, and utilize organic materials, to the greatest extent possible. It is YouHambo's firm belief that enjoyment of the fruits of the creativity, and of the beauty, of faraway places will help make us one world.
Geranium oil has long regarded as an effective insect repellent. This great-smelling, natural answer to one of the more annoying aspects of a long hike or stroll features pure geranium oil grown by a co-op in Rwanda, 4 oz.
In 1997, Rev. Becca Stevens founded Magdalene, a residential program for women with a history of prostitution and addiction. Magdalene provides services for approximately 30 women at a time, and has helped over 150 women in the last decade. Women who enter the program are provided with housing, food, medical and dental care, therapy, education and job training - all free of charge. And it's making a difference: 70% of the women who join Magdalene are clean and sober 2 1/2 years after joining the program.
Thistle Farms began in 2001, as a project to provide employment opportunities to the women of Magdalene, and it currently employs 32 Magdalene residents and graduates. These women learn manufacturing, packaging, marketing, sales, and administration skills.
Thistle Farms receives no government funding. It relies on donations and sales of its products.
Here's an organization doing great things for the less fortunate here at home. And their products are great, too.
We have sourced products from around the globe. We have sought out items that are unusual, fair trade, and/or gentle on the planet. Click on a continent map and begin your journey. And come back soon, and see what new things we find for you.
"I love the idea traveling the world through people's crafts. Purchasing crafts from Peru to Malawi directly from their makers helps keep these dying arts alive and supports some of the most creative and enterprising people at the bottom of the economic pyramid."
"If we live in a global village, this is the corner store. These products are the work of our neighbors. When I bring them into my home, introduce them to my children and use them in daily life; I am belonging to a community. And...it's good stuff! Enjoy."
"I applaud Anna, Michael and Jeff for launching YouHambo! In addition to providing great offerings, their paradigm strongly supports cultural unification, education, enrichment and ecological awareness. Uhambo will create a virtual cultural Pangea."