By Shea & Raan Parton
Photos by Saidpur Enterprises
We love the idea of using Black Friday to help people, and last year, people like you helped us buy 30 new sewing machines for a co-op in Bangladesh by raising $6,750 in just 3 hours.
So we're happy to say that this year, you helped us reach our Black Friday goal of 831,462 Taka ($10,000 USD) for a new electric generator by 12pm PST today (Nov. 23). The female artisans of Saidpur Enterprises will soon be able to replace their old generator with a new one, making their workdays easier and more efficient, which sets them up for success in the long run.
(Check out the above video to see what this means!)
Your support doesn’t just help the actual female artisans being employed — it also benefits their families and the surrounding community. In fact, you can follow our Instagram from Black Friday through Tuesday (Nov. 27) to see the artisans of Saidpur personally showing their gratitude.
We’re grateful for each and every person who has partnered with us in this effort by buying a Market Bag — not just on Black Friday, but all throughout the year. Every single market bag bought helps provide Fair Trade wages, job benefits, and retirement funds to the Bangladeshi moms who make these bags.
We believe that business can be used to tangibly benefit global communities, and we’re honored to partner with people like you to use business to serve the community of Saidpur.