Give the gift of opportunity*
What can $20 do?
When you donate $20, you are providing 4 hours of work to the population we serve, people desperately in need of work. Your donation could be the difference between malnourished family members and those who have regular access to meals.
For these people, opportunity to work can mean the difference between something to eat and nothing to eat, safety and danger, healthcare and illness, an education for their children and the limitations of ignorance. Many of the artisans we serve were previously attempting to live on $2 per day, and sometimes making nothing at all for a day’s work.
Help these hardworking people earn a better life for their families.
The Pine Ridge Reservation Project
- The Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Reservation, located in the southwest corner of South Dakota, is home to over 30,000 Native Americans and is roughly the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined (3,468 sq. miles). The Oglala Sioux have a rich culture and history, but suffer from an unemployment rate near 80% and a scarcity of opportunities for business and economic growth. A Global Friendship is working with members of this community to create a simple and unique economic model that is projected to generate revenue for the community.
- Women at Pine Ridge are working with our designers to develop wrist bands that are the perfect mix of contemporary design and their beautiful tradition. Not only are the women involved in the conceptual design, they are paid for their work and profits are reinvested in the community for health and development work. Sponsorship of this project will allow for 25 to 30 persons to be employed, five small businesses to be created, completion of the design, and the production of bracelets on location.
- We invite you to sponsor these artisans and help us to create sustainable economic opportunities that will lift families out of poverty, provide funds for community development, and leave a lasting impact on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY SUPPORTED ARTISANS PROGRAM
Each $20 monthy gift can employ an artisan for a day.
Each $40 monthly gift can secure workspace for up to ten artisans.
Each $100 monthy gift can provide one artisan with continuous employment.
An AGF workspace is a safe place for people to go to learn a craft, use their talent to make money, and develop their skill set. Help these hardworking people create a better life for their families.
GIFT DONATIONS Better than flowers.
Make a gift donation in someone’s name, and we’ll help you print or email a special card designed just for the giftee. Give the gift that keeps on giving.