Whitney Port attends a charity gala in New York. - Johns PkI/Splash News
On her blog, Whitney says "this process allowed the women to not only have careers, but help in creating a sustainable economy in their villages as well. All the proceeds go to these very women so they can live a healthy life and be able to provide such things as health insurance for their families -- something we all take for granted." While I wouldn't say we take health insurance for granted, certainly not the 47 million Americans (according to the latest government data) who don't have insurance, I do think it's a wonderful endeavor to provide a platform for women to sell their crafts and support their families. Check out Whitney's video blog about the project on her official website.
So if you're feeling a little overly materialistic while shopping this holiday season, why not give someone one of these gorgeous scarves, available at Amazon.com. You can help a friend stay warm during the chilly winter months and contribute to a growing economy in Rwanda.
- Whitney Port
- health insurance