As you may already know, Macys has been working with the women of Rwanda for several years selling their handmade baskets in stores and online to directly help genocide survivors. The success of this program has enabled macys.com to launch Shop for a Better World , a site that features one of a kind gifts, home décor items and life style accessories handmade by artisans in countries like Indonesia, Cambodia and Rwanda. The sales of the product featured on Shop for a Better World employs the women in these countries that continue to recover from some sort of disaster.
Shop for a Better World is a vertically integrated program; all steps of production take place in the origin country using only raw materials sourced from the region. The program employs a large population of women who live in the rural countryside, allowing them to maintain their current residence and avoid the often costly and disruptive process of relocating to cities in search of work and allows them to provide for their families in terms of education, healthcare and many other necessities.
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