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A Basket for Change

About ABC

What started out as workshops for women to come together, sew and share stories evolved into A Basket for Change.

55 women from Paama along with the help of two returned Peace Corps volunteers Amy Chan & Brianna Russell started “A Basket for Change” (ABC) where they have created a new style of bag or basket as Ni-Vanuatu call them using cotton material printed with Vanuatu’s vibrant colors and island motif. These women hand make grocery bags, hand bags, backpacks, totes and wallets for sale.

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ABC accomplishments to date

•The women of Paama have earned about 70,000vt ($700 USD or sales of about 200 baskets) in 2009-10.
• Running of money management workshops.
• Vanuatu products are currently available at the ACTIV fair trade store in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Visit ACTIV Association

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