Raven + Lily: Artisans from Ethiopia

From Amselet: Everyone has HIV/AIDS there so we are all the same. I used to beg on the mountain and I stayed there for the holy water. My life was very bad. Begging is like being dead. My husband was still working for the military and he started to help with the Entoto Project when they first came to the mountain. He introduced me to them. I am so thankful for the opportunity.

Amleset and her husband were able to move off Entoto Mountain and into the city in early 2011. They are both doing well and are thankful to be back in the city and not feel ashamed or discriminated against because of their disease. Your purchase from our Entoto jewelry collection has brought them a better life that would have otherwise been impossible. Thank you for your support.

Raven and Lily is a socially responsible brand dedicated to empowering women through design partnerships and sustainable economic opportunities.
In addition to creating sustainable economic opportunities for marginalized women, Raven + Lily is dedicated to returning proceeds to our partner communities to fund education, healthcare, and micro-loans. By purchasing R+L products, consumers are part of breaking the cycle of poverty and transforming the lives of women and families.
They make beautiful goods such as the Tigist necklace and my favourite leather cuff bracelet:
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