HERE AT ANSERAI WE BELIEVE IN FAIR TRADE AND AID

FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, WE WERE CLEAR THAT WE WANTED TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITIES WITH WHOM WE TRADE, BOTH BY PAYING A FAIR PRICE FOR THE CRAFTS THAT WE PURCHASE, AND ALSO BY DONATING A PROPORTION OF OUR REVENUES TO GRASS ROOTS CHARITIES. 

IT IS OF CENTRAL IMPORTANCE TO US THAT EACH OF THE CHARITIES THAT WE SUPPORT ARE LOCAL TO OUR ARTISANS, TRANSPARENT ABOUT THEIR ACTIVITIES, MEANINGFUL TO THE LIVES THEY IMPACT AND EDUCATIONAL IN SUPPORTING AND MAINTAINING EACH REGION’S RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE.  WE AIM TO AVOID BEING DICTATORIAL ABOUT IT BY CONTINUOUSLY CANVASSING LOCAL OPINION AS WELL AS ASKING FOR OUR CUSTOMER’S INPUT ON POTENTIAL CHARITIES – ULTIMATELY, WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT WE COULD NOT DO ANY OF THIS, SO WE WANT YOU TO BE PROUD OF WHERE THE DONATIONS ARE GOING. PLEASE LET US KNOW HERE IF  YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE.

WE MAKE DONATIONS TO OUR CHARITY PARTNERS AT KEY MILESTONES THROUGHOUT THE LIFE OF OUR COLLECTIONS:  FOLLOWING THE SALE OF 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 AND THE FINAL PIECE, OR AFTER ONE YEAR, WHICHEVER IS THE EARLIER. THE GRAPHIC BELOW SHOWS HOW CLOSE WE ARE TO THE NEXT MILESTONE. 

COLLECTION #1 – THE BALI CHILDREN’S PROJECT

OUR CHARITY PARTNER FOR COLLECTION #1 IS THE BALI CHILDREN’S PROJECT, A FANTASTIC INITIATIVE THAT ALIGNS DIRECTLY WITH OUR STATED GOALS.  THE CHARITY IS DEDICATED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE IN BALI THROUGH EDUCATION. IT IS FOUNDED ON THE BELIEF THAT AS CHILDREN ARE EMPOWERED TO REALISE THEIR POTENTIAL, THEY WILL ENRICH THEIR VILLAGES AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORLD THAT WE ALL SHARE.

FOR ALMOST TEN YEARS THE BALI CHILDREN’S PROJECT HAS BEEN QUIETLY TOUCHING THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES.  BY PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATION,THEY ARE GIVNG CHILDREN THE CHANCE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW, WHILE LIGHTENING THE BURDENS OF TODAY.  THEIR PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED TO INTEGRATE THE DEMANDS OF ECONOMIC PROGRESS WITH THE ISLAND’S TRADITIONAL VALUES.  THIS IS KEY FOR US.

AT ANSERAI, WE JUST LOVE THAT THE CHARITY GREW FROM A SIMPLE DESIRE TO GIVE BACK TO THE BALINESE PEOPLE, AS A GESTURE OF GRATITUDE, SOMETHING TANGIBLE IN RETURN FOR THE JOY AND DELIGHT THEIR WARM WELCOME AND RICH CULTURE SHARED WITH ITS FOUNDERS  – WE FEEL EXACTLY THE SAME WAY.

OF THE MANY PROGRAMS OFFERED WE WILL BE SUPPORTING TEACHER TRAINING. READ MORE HERE ABOUT THE CHARITY AND ABOUT SOME OF THE FANTASTIC CHILDREN THAT IT HAS SUPPORTED.

HOW CLOSE ARE WE TO OUR NEXT DONATION?  CHECK BACK FROM 24 HOURS AFTER ANY PURCHASE, AND SEE WHAT IMPACT YOU HAVE MADE (WE WISH IT WERE INSTANTANEOUS, BUT HAVE NOT WORKED OUT THE BACKEND CODE FOR THAT YET!)

  • THE BALI CHILDREN’S PROJECT 14%

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