Weaving hope, health care, and education
African Market Baskets work directly with artisans in Bolgatanga, Ghana, and are wholeheartedly devoted to creating a positive experience for all involved.
Proceeds from the sale of these baskets help to provide healthcare, education, and financial support to over 1,000 African villagers and their children.
We have found all kinds of great uses for our Ghana Bolgatanga baskets. And, they are a GREAT sustainable alternative to plastics!
Use them as:
- picnic baskets
- magazine holders
- toy storage
- and shopping, of course, at your favorite market!
Every basket helps
an Market Baskets™ founder and CEO, Steve Karowe formed Every Basket Helps™, a non-profit organization created to help manage humanitarian projects in the villages of Ghana. African Market Baskets™ donates 10% of its profits to Every Basket Helps™.
Steve travels to Africa to meet with the weavers regularly and to oversee Every Basket Helps™ projects which include:
- Providing basic school supplies for the weavers’ children annually
- Organizing and funding health care for the weavers and their families annually
- Funding and building a community weaving center that serves two villages and over 400 weavers (2009)
Thanks to all of you who help support the weavers by buying baskets from African Market Baskets™.
African Market Baskets™ is a member of the Fair Trade Federation.
African Market Baskets™ is a division of The Overseas Connection, Ltd., located in Boulder, Colorado.