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Women’s Stories – Women’s Hope, and International Celebration

March 15, 2010 | By |

On Saturday, March 27th Ten Thousand Villages and the Mennonite Economic Development Associates are proud to present Roopa Mehta as part of Women’s Stories – Women’s Hope, and International Celebration.

Saturday, March 27th , 2 – 4 pm,
Victoria Park Pavilion,
80 Schneider Ave, Kitchener
Admission is free although donations will be accepted.

Roopa Mehta is the Executive Director of the Indian Fair Trade producer group Sasha and will be speaking on “Impacting lives through Fair Trade: A Sasha perspective”. Sasha employs more than 5,000 artisans in over 100 workshops with 70 percent of these artisans being women.

Ann Gordon from MEDA will also share personal stories of women in Pakistan and Afghanistan who are seeing new hope for their future through MEDA’s economic development programs.  The afternoon will  include a colourful dance presentation by Swati & Nidhi Juthani, and an opportunity to sample Fair Trade food and beverages (brownies, cookies, jams and chutneys, olive oil and zatar, nuts, chocolate, coffee, tea, hot chocolate). 

For more information contact Ingrid Heinrichs Pauls at Ten Thousand Villages.