L.G. Sarkar is a 28 year old mother of two from Western Bangladesh. She is seen here with her son John, her daughter Urnika and her husband Barnabas. While both of her children are in school, it has been a constant struggle to pay school fees. In fact, at times, poverty has forced Elg to turn to prostitution to ensure her children's education. Your purchase of a Blessing Basket® changes all that. Read more stories
The Blessing Basket Project
The Blessing Basket Project® works to reduce poverty in developing countries by paying Prosperity Wages® for artisan products. This unique financial model creates a cycle of entrepreneur driven growth resulting in permanent financial independence for the artisan.
The Blessing Basket Project® is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that believes the rural poor in developing countries are quite capable of pulling themselves out of poverty. We use a unique financial model which allows artisans to earn significantly higher than fair trade wages for their products for a given period of time. The artisan is free to steward that money however they wish. Most often they use the capital to create multiple small businesses. Those entrepreneurial endeavors result in several independent streams of income creating sustainable financial independence from our organization.
We generate the Prosperity Wages® by selling their artisan products.
Our founding story
With every basket purchased, Prosperity Wages® are being paid to the artisans. This portion of the profit is significantly higher than fair trade wages, in some countries reaching six times fair trade.
Prosperity Wages® enables the artisan to quickly earn significant capital which they then use to start entrepreneurial activities. Their entrepreneurial endeavors result in multiple, sustainable streams of income independent of The Blessing Basket Project. Through our unique approach we have learned once an artisan creates 3 independent streams of income, they no longer need our help and have permanently lifted themselves out of poverty.