I always try to patronize products from non-profit organizations that aim to empower poor women. Even in my small way, I feel I am able to help uplift their lives. Here in Vietnam, I laud Mekong Plus in their efforts through Vietnam Quilts
“Vietnam Quilts is a non-profit, income generation project offering employment for rural women. This sustainable employment allows the women to work close to home and care for their families.”
This project has gotten so big that there are quilt communities all over Vietnam. Read more about the stories of these women here.
I heard about the Women in Vietnam Diary 2012 being sold in Vietnam Quilts. Profits from the sale will all go to the funding of more projects for the rural poor. And since I just love planners, I got myself one.
Below is the details of the diary:
Size: 15 cm x 20.6cm
Full colour photographs: 38 photographs on glossy paper
Cover: hard clear plastic
Format: a week-at-a -glance photographic diary
Presentation: gauze cloth bag
Cost: 270,000 VND / $13 USD
Going to Vietnam Quilts is a trap! You cannot go and not want to buy at least one of the lovely quilts! So after much consultation with my financier (Read: HUBBY), I received the green light to get Sam one:
There were lots more quilts for children and I honestly had a hard time picking out just one! Take a peek of their shop:
There are Christmas decors too and I might just purchase some on Sunday at the Saigon Flea Market happening at the Crescent. I believe they’re going to be there. Actually, Vietnam Quilts will be in a bazaar tomorrow at District 2 or was it 3?
Visit Vietnam Quilts at 64 Ngo Duc Ke St. in District 1. Please support them! 🙂