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Same Sky Website Launches!
Monday, August 2nd, 2010 | Posted by Krista Chambers | Submit Comment
If you’re a regular reader of our blog/tweets/Facebook posts, you may have noticed it’s been a busy month for us; lots of launches lately! This week, we’re pleased to announce the launch of a website with a cause that’s very close to our hearts: SameSky.com.
This custom-designed WordPress website has an ecommerce shopping cart to sell the beautiful Same Sky bracelets handcrafted by a group of women artisans in Rwanda. Same Sky’s trade-not-aid initiative uses jewelry to effect change in Rwanda – one woman at a time. Same Sky employs HIV+ women, all of whom are survivors of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. These women artisans have been trained to crochet and make bracelets using unique hand-blown glass beads. They are given a marketable skill and consistent employment, the two essential factors needed to rebuild their lives and those of their families.
On the site, users can purchase Same Sky’s beautiful bracelets, read about and send messages to the artisans, follow the press Same Sky receives and find out ways to get involved in the movement of women empowering women. The Same Sky team will be able to make updates easily via the website’s custom content management system.
We’re very proud to be part of this effort. To check out the site and find more information about Same Sky, please visit the website at www.SameSky.com.