These gift sets were inspired by Lilly, a 15-year-old in Longmont, Colorado, who has started a weaving project for impoverished people in the rural village of Meru, Kenya. With the money she's raised thus far she has: transported a spinning wheel and loom to Kenya, purchased weaving materials, had floor looms made for weaving rugs, and paid for experienced weavers to train 20 people in the village. She recently raised enough money to send one of the Meru men to Nairobi for advanced training and he has brought back his knowledge to further train the group. Lilly has a dream of getting all the men and women fully trained to production level and eventually buying a spinning wheel for each person and to buy a group of production-level looms. The idea is for the group to create a weaving business and to become self-sufficient.
For each bag bought, It's Only Natural Gifts will donate $2 to Lilly's project.
Each of the gift options available to be added to The Giving Basket are, in addition to being eco-friendly, natural or organic, supporters of great causes. The manufacturers of each item contribute in some way to make this world a better place.