Seattle, WA, September 25, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Due to the ravages of war, many Afghan women have become the sole support of their families. The Hunger Site, www.thehungersite.com, supports the nonprofit Zardozi Markets for Afghan Artisans by offering their products through the website’s store. Now visitors to The Hunger Site also can help by supporting the training of Afghan women in the art of traditional embroidery.
The Hunger Site’s popular Gifts That Give More™ program allows visitors to the site to donate to a specific project and then send a proof of that charitable gift to a loved one.
The Hunger Site’s $40 “Help An Afghan Woman Learn Embroidery” Gift provides embroidery supplies, three visits from a teacher, and a practice wage to allow a woman to learn embroidery and provide herself with a source of income. All finished embroidery is paid for in cash, and new supplies are provided, enabling a woman to transform her life as she transforms herself. More than 1,000 women in eastern Afghanistan have been trained since January 2008.
More About Zardozi
Zardozi Markets for Afghan Artisans is a non-profit non-governmental organization based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Zardozi was originally founded in 1984 as the Sewing Centre Project of the non-profit DACAAR. With more than 20 years’ experience promoting work and training opportunities for Afghan women in refugee camps, Zardozi creates income opportunities for women in Afghanistan while at the same time preserving traditional handicrafts.
The Hunger Site Store currently features the following products from Zardozi: Afghan Embroidered Bell ($6.95), Afghan Embroidered Triangle Bag ($14.95), Afghan Embroidered Triangle Key Chain ($6.95), and Afghan Pakol Hat ($10.95), among others.
The artisans working with Zardozi keep the majority of profits from the embroidery and sewing work, enabling them to improve their lives directly through education for children, medicine, and security for the future.
More About The Hunger Site (www.thehungersite.com)
Launched in 1999, The Hunger Site is the Internet’s oldest “click to give” website and has proved the ability of the Internet to bring people together to make a difference. On average, more than 220,000 individuals visit The Hunger Site each day. When people make the simple action of clicking on the yellow button on the site’s home page every day, the result over time is literally thousands of tons of food for the world’s hungry through money provided by sponsoring advertisers. The Click to Give program is free for site visitors.
Through two charity partners, Mercy Corps and Feeding America, The Hunger Site’s Click to Give program alone distributed the equivalent of nearly 50 million cups of food (2,813.3 metric tons) in 2007.
In May and June, The Hunger Site’s $25 Gift That Gives MoreTM for relief work in Burma (Myanmar) raised more than $70,000 for the Foundation for the People of Burma (FPB). Approximately $49,000 was sent to FPB within two weeks after Cyclone Nargis struck, allowing the agency to provide vital services within the first fourteen days after the disaster.
Other recent additions to the Gifts That Give More™ program include response to earthquake victims in China, help for victims of the Midwest floods in the United States, and support for relief work on the Gulf Coast following Hurricanes Ike and Gustav.
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