Today on International Women’s Day, and events are held worldwide to recognize & celebrate achievements made by women.
An organization close to my heart that supports women is fashionABLE, a non-profit here in Nashville. fashionABLE creates work for women in Africa and sells the beautiful scarves that the women make.
About fashionABLE: Our commitment as a non-profit is to the development of people — fashionABLE works with women who have been exploited due to the effects of poverty. So, when you purchase a scarf you are providing jobs, and then we send the net profits back to holistically rehabilitate more women.
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According to the United Nations Development Program Human Development Report, women in Africa represent 52% of the total population, contributing approximately 75% of the agricultural work and producing 60-80% of the food. Despite these statistics, women earn only 10% of African incomes and own just 1% of the continent’s assets.
Today, fashionABLE is offering free shipping in honor of International Women’s Day. Just enter IWD next to Enter Promo Code in the shopping bag. It’s the perfect opportunity to purchase a cute new accessory for Easter/spring, yes?
Yesterday I went to fashionABLE’s headquarters and got to see past and current collections of scarfs. I am a huge scarf fan and man their spring scarf collection doesn’t disappoint. They gave me this pretty white scarf that I think I will be wearing A LOT this coming spring and summer.
I love that each scarf has a handwritten note from the woman who made it. That personal touch has so much weight. To think that this scarf was made halfway around the world by a working woman like me… wow.
And can you read what her words say? “Because of you, I am able to: face new challenges. Thank you. Feieku”
Today as I wear the scarf made by Feieku, I am praying for her. I am praying for the women who work with her. I am praying for those of you who are able to support fashionABLE and buy a scarf.
May hope be found today in the lives of women around the world.