angela on Dec 6, 20195 out of 5 stars
Beautiful scarf ! Just as described , arrived quickly . Loved the packaging and the story behind the scarf. Great seller
Helen on Dec 9, 20185 out of 5 stars
Lovely scarf. Exactly as described. So happy to be supporting this worthwhile cause. I will definitely be ordering from you again!
Leaf on Sep 19, 20175 out of 5 stars
Wow! This scarf is absolutely gorgeous- what beautiful craftsmanship. I will definitely be back to purchase more from this shop. I am also happy the funds go to a great cause. Thank you for the note and cards <3
Mishmash6 on Feb 3, 20175 out of 5 stars
I'm a repeat customer - great cause, great products, handmade and beautifully bright colors. I've given these as gifts and kept a couple for myself. Highly recommend this shop! Thank you for your good work.
Mishmash6 on Jun 11, 20165 out of 5 stars
Repeat customer - beautiful soft scarf, subtle metallic trim, the color glows plus I love orange. Thank you for your good work!
Amelia on May 4, 20165 out of 5 stars
Absolutely loved my beautiful scarf! Seller was extremely helpful also. Would buy again from this shop for sure.
Come and learn about Fresh and Green Academy!
As you drive down the streets of Addis Ababa, down the road from the goat market, there is a little cobblestone side street. Hidden behind the brightly colored walls is Fresh and Green Academy and its Mothers' Cooperative.
This is where Muday Mitiku's organization is bettering the lives of women and children. With an education in teaching and business and experience teaching at the Baha'i center, Muday opened a for-profit kindergarten in 2000. Unable to turn away the children who came to her from the streets, her non-denominational school began to lose money. That's when she partnered with Friends of Fresh and Green Academy to turn Fresh and Green Academy into what it is today, a school that provides both free education and three meals a day to children who normally would not have this experience.
Twenty years later, Muday is serving hundreds of students from kindergarten to eighth grade. She has also become a source of hope for their mothers with the Mothers' Cooperative. While some of the mothers work at the school in the kitchen or as security, many others work in the Cooperative, just down the street from the school.
These women have found a sense of empowerment as well as a way to feed their other children, some of whom may simply be too young to attend the school. It's here they produce their beautiful handmade products, including the scarves sold here as well as dresses, baskets, bags, shoes, and wallets. Some of their designs even made it onto Ethiopia's Next Top Model! It's a joyful place where the mothers work together chatting while they make their products as their young ones toddle about, under the watchful eye of the group.
Here at the Fresh and Green Mothers' Cooperative, the future is as bright as the Ethiopian sun.
Friends of Fresh and Green
All of our products are made by these women and all of the proceeds of your purchase are sent straight back to them in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Do the proceeds actually go to Fresh and Green?
Yes! Completely! You pay the shipping costs and the rest of your purchase goes right back to Ethiopia to keep feeding families.