One of the most meaningful Christmases in my life took place well over a decade ago. My family decided that we would give each other gifts that benefited others. My parents chose smaller gifts for the kids, and in addition we gave a family gift to help others in need. I specifically remember that my littlest sister (who was six or seven-years-old at the time) wanted a World Wildlife Fund calendar that helped provide funds to their cause.
Since that time, many different causes have emerged where you can support those in developing countries while receiving awesome product. Kurandza is most definitely one of such providers. Kurandza partners with artisans in Mozambique (Southeast Africa), many of whom are HIV positive. Kurandza works to empower and educate the women they partner with and in return, great product is sent all around the world to to help these women understand their entrepreneurial abilities, in addition to receiving fair wages, scholarship opportunities, training, etc. Kurandza means “to love” in Changana, the local language of the artisans in Mozambique speak (how cute is that?!). The name is so appropriate, as I absolutely love what Kurandza is all about and the products that are offered.