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Arizona Media Discovers Treasures from Asia at New Retailer, Imports of Bali


Phoenix, AZ, January 05, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Strong media coverage of Imports of Bali store has attracted hundreds of shoppers to this specialty retailer offering home furnishings and jewelry at wholesale prices. This, in turn, has directly helped improve the lives of the poor in developing countries.

Imports of Bali (http://www.importsofbali.org) is the retail arm of the philanthropic organization, The Kearny Alliance (http://www.kearnyalliance.org). The Arizona Association of Fund Raising Professionals honored The Kearny Alliance with the Spirit of Philanthropy Award for its commitment to outstanding philanthropic leadership.

TV and print media coverage of Imports of Bali included Channel 3’s Good Morning Arizona and Channel 15’s Sonoran Living, as well as The Arizona Republic and Yes Style. All featured the store’s carefully selected range of stunning products and highlighted its philanthropic goals.

“Our mission of ‘Aid through Trade’ is advanced with every product customers buy at Imports of Bali,” said Terry Koch, executive director of the Kearny Alliance. “Purchases directly support skills development and job creation among poor, small-scale producers in Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos.”

One Imports of Bali customer, J’Lein Leise, said: “I’m totally impressed with the quality craftsmanship of the products here – especially the innovative sterling silver jewelry and silk scarves. Plus, I like that my purchase helps to support poor people.”

Koch said: “The family-based enterprises we work with create stunning handcrafted works of art – jewelry, home décor and fashion accessories – but lack direct access to international markets.

“We fill that need. In doing so, we create lasting jobs which fosters a strong sense of pride in producers’ work, their ability to provide basic necessities for their families, and education for their children.”

The Kearny Alliance is a Scottsdale, Arizona based 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Its first retail outlet for small-scale Asian artisans, Imports of Bali (http://www.importsofbali.org), is in Scottsdale, Arizona at 14611 North Scottsdale Road.

About The Kearny Alliance
The Kearny Alliance is nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that supports innovative business education and training, applied research and other initiatives to promote international trade. While the foundation’s activities have global impact, its geographic focus is Asia.

The results of the Alliance’s efforts are the creation of lasting jobs, increased efficiencies in business and greater cross-cultural understanding. The Kearny Alliance accomplishes it mission through: International trade and commerce; Skills-based development and training; Global marketing and management; Information technology, and; Cultural exchange.

Key programs of the Kearny Alliance (http://www.kearnyalliance.org) include the Export Service Centre (http://www.exportservicecentre.com) with offices in Denpasar, Indonesia. The Centre assists low-income producers throughout Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos to sell products to buyers worldwide. Imports of Bali (http://www.importsofbali.org) is the nonprofit retail arm of the Kearny Alliance. The Imports of Bali retail store in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers a direct sales outlet for small-scale producers in developing countries.

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Kearny Alliance
Terry Koch
1 (480) 951 6577
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www.kearnyalliance.org

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