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Fair Trade products provide work with dignity and a decent wage. NCP carries eco-friendly paper products from Papula Paper, a Ugandan organization employing AIDS victims, single mothers and people with disabilities, and hand-woven items from Guatemalan women's groups. Also check out Equal Exchange, Ten Thousand Villages and SERRV International
The Give a Girl a Chance project of the New Community Fund helps girls and women in Africa, Asia and Central America have the opportunity they need for the future they deserve. Education for girls and training, micro-credit and literacy classes for women help these sisters avoid dangerous or demeaning work while providing a better life for themselves and their families.
Planting trees not only restores the environment—it also provides a source of income for impoverished families in the form of fruit, medicines, lumber and firewood. NCP is working with partners in South Sudan, the Amazon and Burma to plant trees and preserve rainforest through our If a Tree Falls.... project. See what they're doing—and how you can help!
NCP's Sustainable Living Homestead in Harrisonburg, VA is an alternative to the industrialized agricultural system, and also reaches out to the marginalized in the community, offering help and hope. Stop in for a visit--or to work in the garden! The Community Supported Agriculture movement supports small-scale local farmers and provides fresh produce to subscribers. Find the CSA nearest you at: http://www.csacenter.org/
Global warming will turn up the heat on millions of our neighbors already living in poverty or at the margins of the global system. Check out our new Time's a'wasting global warming study/worship/action guide.
Learning Tours take us to places where justice is hard to come by to see these realities for ourselves and prepare ourselves to do something about it.
Solidarity Workers go to interesting and troubling places to work to make things better for earth and its people. Spend from several months to a year in another culture while supporting the efforts of a local organization. Check out opportunities in Africa, Asia, the Arctic, and Central and South America.
Invite NCP staff to your school, congregation or youth event to talk about living fairly in this world. Topics include poverty in a world of plenty, fairness for women and girls, Fair Trade v. Free Trade, living in a globalized world, and more. They're knowledgeable, passionate—and occasionally funny.
Invite NCP staff to your congregation or youth event or school to talk about living fairly in this world. They're knowledgeable, passionate--and occasionally funny.