Global Goods Partners is a nonprofit social enterprise that directs the proceeds from the sale of products into supporting our artisan partners. We are committed to keeping our operational costs low so that a higher percentage of sales can be allocated to support programs for our artisan partners.
Global Goods Partners is committed to strengthening our partners through capacity building, training, and our small grants program. Here are results from our latest impact survey:
Click below to see highlights of our work and to read about the impact our partnerships are having in the communities where we work.
Fiscal Year 2013 Grants
HEALTH: Funded fully-equipped birthing kits for use by traditional birthing attendants to reduce high infant mortality rates and physical suffering of rural women during childbirth.
Asociacion de Artesanos Andinos
HEALTH: Established an emergency health care fund in four community centers for artisans and their families.
CAPACITY BUILDING: Purchased three industrial sewing machines for artisans in remote rural areas.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT: Funded the construction of a playground for the Mantay community.
HEALTH AND NUTRITION: Funded food purchases through the sale of Hearts for Change keychains.
Kiej de los Bosques
HEALTH AND NUTRITION: Funded organic gardens, water filters, solar energy kits and smokeless stoves for community members through sales of Bracelets for Change.
Our Grants in Action
Our Bracelets for Change project embeds micro-grants into the price of a product. For every Bracelet for Change we sell, a portion of the funds directly split the cost with a Guatemalan woman of providing clean water, healthy food, and a safe home for her and her family. The Bracelets for Change has quickly become one of our most popular products, and through sales we have raised more than $6,000 in grant funds for our Guatemalan partner, Kiej de los Bosques. To date, we have enabled artisans to purchase:
22 smokeless stoves
40 water filters
19 solar kits
2 organic gardens
"I'm very happy to get my water filter because this is such a useful product. With it, I save money and time, since I don't have to buy or find firewood to boil the water. Also, my kids are healthier since they started drinking filtered water. This is such an important product for the house and it has benefited us so much!"
Dora Romero & Ana Machic
Dora represents the school of San Lorenzo el Tejar. She's very happy to receive 2 filters since she know clean water is essential for the health of more than 500 children attending school.
Ana Machis is the burse of the health center. She used to bring water from her house, because the water in the health center wasn't clean. Ana expressed her gratitude because now patients will have a more convenient source of clean water.