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.


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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