Sunrise in Madagascar
A typical morning in this remote village of Madagascar seems simplistic, but what you didn’t know about Madagascar may startle you.
There are about 25 million people living in Madagascar. According to The World Bank, as of 2012, almost 80% of the country lives under the international poverty line, placing Madagascar as one of the poorest countries in the world. That’s about 20 million people living on less than $1.90 a day. Can you imagine? How would you feed your family on $1.90 a day? How would you provide for your children? How would you secure medicine for those who are ill? These are the challenges our artisans face every day.
This is the poverty we fight to end here at Ten by Three.
When you purchase a Blessing Basket product, you’re enabling an artisan to invest in a sustainable future. Our mission is not to band aid poverty, it’s to end it. The Blessing Basket Project’s Prosperity Wages Model ensures that our artisans are paid at least 2.5 times fair trade for their products. In turn, our artisans in Madagascar are able to earn sufficient wealth to start sustainable businesses outside of basket weaving.
It is with these businesses that our artisans exit poverty. They couldn’t do that without your support.
Thank you for supporting Ten by Three. And thank you for supporting our artisans in Madagascar.
Some of our artisans and their families in Madagascar