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Known by the Bag

When Rose was last in Miraj, India visiting the Dayanand Handloom Project, she met this gentleman, who told a fascinating story about the bag he carries. The bag was made by the Dayanand group, known as a group of people who have been healed from Hansen’s Disease (formerly known as leprosy). Miraj is in the […]

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Hermana Gloria and Cultural Tradition

Sometime last year, Hermana Gloria Sucilli (shown at left) of the Mujeres Jireh livelihood group calculated prices.  She sent word that she (and therefore SEED) could decrease the cost of the handwoven cloth & leather bags if we didn’t use natural dyes.  The decrease would be nice, but we thought it would be better to […]

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Give Better — Give Soon!

Hopefully you’ve already seen our first-ever Christmas catalog!   Don’t procrastinate!  If you place your order now, you (or your loved one) still has a good chance of receiving it in time for Christmas. We are very grateful to partner with International Child Care Ministries (ICCM, childcareministries.org) to create a catalog that gives YOU many opportunities to […]

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Growing organic SEED partnerships

When people ask how SEED started, I tell them it started organically and has grown organically.  That’s important to us… and so is being intentional.  Especially after having an urban gardener grow organic vegetables in our yard for two years, we know: the best produce come from seeds that are organically and intentionally grown.  It […]

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SEED Tees are here!

We know many of you are ardent SEED fans, fans of economic development and providing opportunity for gifted people to be able to support themselves.  And we know that many places we go, people ask us about T-shirts so they can invest in SEED and advertise the work we do. As you can see by […]

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Product highlight: Nativity set

Now that our online store is open (yay!) once in a while our blog posts will highlight a specific new product. This gets at the heart of SEED’s focus on empowerment through economic development, which is something beyond a charitable donation. This Christmas we are happy to present to you a nativity made by the artisans […]

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Unexpected Outlets

One of the fun things we’ve been able to do this year with SEED Livelihood Network is explore.  We’ve explored new types of livelihood groups (see here, and more to come), new logo, colors, and branding, and sharing with new groups of people in new ways.  This post is about new product outlets SEED has […]

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