2019 GlobeIn Impact Report

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GlobeIn

Impact Report

2019


GlobeIn

Impact Report

2019

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Welcome to our 2019 Impact Report

Letter from the GlobeIn Team

Team Members

A Different Type of Business

2019 Numbers at a Glance

Learn About the Process (Morocco)

2019 Artisan Boxes

Sustainable Materials

2019 Partner Groups

Partner Features

2019 Artisan Funds

Challenges and Opportunities

Thank You & Contributors

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Teresita

Basket Weaver, Mexico

Oaxaca Basket Weavers

Esperanza

Head Agronomist, Peru

Dean's Beans

Driss

Ceramist,

Morocco

Studio Abdeslam

Guler

Textile Artisan, Turkey

Ark of Crafts

Yulita

Weaver, Rwanda

Kazi Goods

Suwani

Crafter, Nepal

Giftsland

Meenu

Paper Artisan,

India

Matr Boomie

Abigail

Spice Producer, South Africa

Turqle Trading

Some of the artisans and suppliers we've built

relationships with around the world

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Welcome to our 2019

Impact Report

GlobeIn began with the mission to connect artisans from

remote areas of the world to the global economy. We did that

by creating a way for them to sell their goods, generate income

and develop a fulfilling livelihood to support their families. We

have learned a lot since then, and have grown in exciting ways!

Now, we are even more focused on supporting artisans and

vendors that are committed to Fair Trade and the wellbeing of

their communities.

Through our Artisan Fund program we have acted as

servant leaders, developing on-site workshops and services

within the artisan communities that provide life-long benefits

beyond the sales of their handiwork. As we continue to evolve,

we are committed to increasing our impact through sustainable

business strategies and collaborative relationships that respect

cultural diversity and equity.

We are thrilled to share the impact of the 2019 collective

efforts with you.

Our Mission

GlobeIn is a purpose-driven

company growing in parallel

with entrepreneurial artisan

partners from around the

world, with the aim of

enriching individuals and

their communities. We are

devoted to transparent

business practices, equitable

and sustainable partnerships,

and respect for cultural

continuity. We strive to

connect conscious consumers

with delightful products

and the talented artisans

who make them, thereby

strengthening the bonds of

our global community.

Our Values

Respectful

communication

Mindful leadership

Trust and support

Openness

We are transparent not only

with our HQ staff, but also with

the suppliers and customers.

We use inclusive language and

are committed to being

respectful in all forms of

communication. We

understand that there is a time

to talk and a time to listen.

We all work toward our

mission by practicing

integrity and empathy. We

are committed to making a

measurable positive impact.

Additionally, we are focused

on making space for

marginalized voices to be

heard.

We trust each other and the

artisans. We support and

enable each other to grow,

we celebrate our wins, and

we take responsibility for our

mistakes together.

We practice openness by

providing access to knowledge

to all team

members—knowledge is

never owned, it is shared.

We are humble and always

willing to do better. We learn

and grow, embrace change,

and encourage and

maintain curiosity.

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Note from CEO, Vlad


We started GlobeIn with the vision that there are millions of people working really hard around

the world producing great products that are both beautiful and practical. At the same time we saw

that customers in the United States are looking to align how they spend their money with their values

and want to fill their homes with things that are not only great quality but are ethically made and

have a story behind them. By connecting artisans, small manufacturers, and farmers from around

the world to customers here in the United States, we are proud that they can now start taking their

small businesses to the next level. Over the years we’ve met many great people from all around the

world and have built strong relationships that go beyond our original business collaboration.

The way we approached doing research for this report was to use it as a tool for building a solid

foundation for stronger, more personal relationships with the partners that will last many decades

to come. We spent countless hours talking to the partners, artisans and farmers who are producing

the products. We’ve identified areas where we could contribute beyond our core mission of job

creation, and address other challenges such as access to healthcare, education and environmental

sustainability. In the report you will find many examples where we addressed some of these challenges

with the help of our loyal customers.

We firmly believe that long term success of GlobeIn is closely tied to the strength of our relationships

with the organizations and people who are producing the products. Together we can discover

many opportunities to design products tailored to the needs of our customers while optimizing costs,

making the products more competitive and improving incomes for everyone involved. In turn, we’re

very grateful for the continual support of our customers and investors who are always challenging

us to meet the highest standards for quality and ethics, and encourage everyone reading the report

to share your ideas about what we can do to bring positive change to the world around us.

— Vlad, Cofounder and CEO

Note from Director of Impact, Wynn


We are where we are today because of the valuable support from artisan partners, staff, customers,

and investors. Thank you all so much, from the bottoms of our hearts! In 2019 we continued with

our promise to buy and sell hundreds of thousands of artisan-made products. We purchased from

suppliers in 150 cities and villages around the world and continue to build and maintain long-term

trading relationships with them. We also started our very first Artisan Fund—all of the money from

each one has gone directly to the artisan vendor partners for community initiatives, such as health

workshops and upskill trainings. We are so honored and humbled towards those of you who have

come on board to help us achieve our goal of using Fair Trade to improve the livelihoods of so many

amazing artisans and entrepreneurs around the world. With each year, we commit to our values by

continuing to learn, grow, and do better. We welcome you to ask us questions and hold us accountable.

We all win when we all work together to create a more inclusive world!

— Wynn, Director of Impact

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Team Members

We have 30+ team members – meet some of

them here:

Angela Cam Dima Eve Idriss

Igor

Jason

Jenna

Jessica

Johanna

Julie

Kelli

Kimberley

Leo

Manali

Marina

Pamela

Reese

Roma

Serge

Sophie Vilma Wynn

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A Different Type of Business

GlobeIn supports and partners with multiple parts of the artisan

sector:

Artisan Groups

Workshops

Fair Trade Distributors

& Marketplaces

Artisan

Organizations

Local Ethical

Brands

When we begin a buying relationship, we ideally want to ensure that it will be on recurring

basis so that we can continue to help provide stable income for the producers. However, that

often depends on the products we source, effort/quantity ratio and customer demand. Our

subscription box model is a committed way for us to increase the amount of orders we place

with artisans and suppliers, which creates sustainability for everyone.

The boxes are designed in advance, so we can make plans ahead of time for a predictable

and reliable crafting schedule, in order to optimize logistics. Saving time and negotiating

products in advance allows us to pass that value on to the customer. More importantly, efficiency

ensures that more money goes to artisans. We also offer subscription box add-on products.

With add-ons, we can widen the reach to a variety of artisan groups and local, sustainable

suppliers who are not included in the boxes.

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2019 Numbers at a Glance

Countries we sourced from

In 2019, we sourced products from 150 cities

and villages, across 43 countries globally.

Partner organizations

GlobeIn established relationships with 106

artisan partners, a number that continues to

grow as we do.

2016

2017

2018

2019

0 25 50 75

100

# of partners

Length of partnerships

GlobeIn is invested in building the capacity of the artisan partners based on Fair Trade

best practices. In alignment with Fair Trade principles, we work to create and maintain

long-term relationships based on solidarity, trust, and mutual respect so that producers can

improve their skills and increase their access to markets.

→ 50% of partners have been with us for 1 year → 26% of partners have been with us for 2

years → 19% of partners have been with us for 3 years → 5% of partners have been with us

for 4 years or more

Number of Artisan

Funds

12 - one for each month

$20,795 sent to artisan communities

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Individual artisans

GlobeIn is supported by 5,479 artisans

from around the world.

Products purchased by customers

The demand for Fair Trade artisan-made

products continue to grow, allowing us to bring

new partners every year to the GlobeIn community.

In 2019, we purchased 351,128 products.

400k

300k

200k

100k

0k

2016 2017 2018 2019

# products purchased

Amount purchased from artisan communities

2016 $537,900

2017

2018

$1,025,000

$1,983,000

2019

$4,590,000

2020

$6,500,000*

0

1M 2M 3M 4M

5M 6M 7M

Landed cost - some shipping included

*2020 estimates

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What does it take for a

Moroccan palm leaf tote

to get to you?

Learn about the process

Ain Jnane is a remote village where the

artisans who make GlobeIn's palm leaf bags

live and work. From there, the bags are taken

across uneven roads to Oued Imil, which is

the closest town 40 minutes away. It's too

bumpy to use a motorbike and carry the

bags, so they must wait until there is a car

available.

Then the bags are transported 8 hours

to Marrakech, where they are loaded into a

container with other products from another

artisan group we partner with. We arranged

it this way so we can send it to the US in one

shipment and lessen our overall carbon

footprint. Next, the container is sent to Casablanca,

which is 3 hours away. From Casablanca,

the bags are sent to Georgia in the

United States, where they get shipped to

you.

Morocco

1

Ain Jnane

4

Casablanca

2

Oued Imil

3

Marrakech

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Total travel time in country: 9.5 hours

Total distance: 886 km


Wow, that's a lot of steps! How does

GlobeIn do it?

We're very lucky to have Country Managers in Mexico and Morocco who find artisans,

work with them to understand their barriers to access, and manage our operations on the

ground. With their expertise, we are able to build relationships with smaller, more remote

artisans and connect their crafts to the global market.

Pamela, Mexico

Country Manager

Idriss, Morocco

Country Manager

Ain Jnane. The origin village

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2019 Artisan Boxes

Our Artisan Boxes feature exclusive GlobeIn-designed products sourced from countries all around the world, handmade

by skilled artisans—many of whom are located in rural communities. GlobeIn is committed to elevating the

lives of artisans by providing stable work opportunities to individuals and their communities. Each purchase contributes

to the livelihood of an artisan and their family. Each box includes a booklet featuring stories about these amazing

artisan entrepreneurs so that you may meet the people behind the products. The following 12 boxes represent the

12 themes GlobeIn sourced during 2019. What beautiful work these artisans created!

— Angela, Head of Product Operations

Brew Box

Origins:

Tunisia, India, Kenya, Peru

Masquerade Box

Origins:

Mexico, India, Sri Lanka

Tasting Box

Origins:

Mexico, India, Rwanda

Revive Box

Origins:

India, Uganda, Peru, Bangladesh

Delish Box

Origins:

Mexico, India, Morocco

Warmth Box

Origins:

Morocco, Paraguay, Mexico, Kenya

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Sizzle Box

Origins:

Vietnam, Morocco, India, South Africa

Salud Box

Origins:

Morocco, Mexico

Amore Box

Origins:

Thailand, Morocco, South Africa, Mexico,

India

Picnic Box

Origins:

Ghana, Mexico, India

Slurp Box

Origins:

Morocco, Mexico, Kenya, China

Feast Box

Origins:

Morocco, India, Kenya

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Sustainable Materials

Many of the items in our subscription boxes are handmade. We encourage sustainable

options whenever possible and seek out products that are upcycled or are already

by-products.

Sustainably sourced animal by-products:

Tablet and Book Stand made in

India with sustainably sourced

bone

Coffee Spoon made in

Kenya with sustainably

sourced bone

Recycled materials:

Multi Rim Pitcher made in

Guatemala with recycled

glass

Glass Tumbler made in

Palestinian Territories with

recycled glass

Iced Tea Pitcher made in

Mexico with recycled

glass

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Upcycled materials:

Macrame Planter Hanger

made in India with

upcycled saris

Produce Bag made in

India with upcycled saris

Tote Bag made with

discarded water

pouches in Ghana

Natural fibres:

Signature Basket made in

Mexico with palm leaves

Basket made in Rwanda

with sisal and sweet

grass

Lidded Basket made in

Senegal with natural

grasses

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GlobeIn

collaborates with

partner groups

around the world

By combining our resources, we are able to bring

global reach to artisans.

Principles sourced from the Fair Trade Federation

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

HAITI

MEXICO

GUATEMALA

HONDURAS

NICARAGUA

COLOMBIA

ECUADOR

PERU

GlobeIn Team

Artisan Partner Groups

Product Market

Research

Collaborate with

Artisan Partner

Groups

Source

Materials

Artisan Organization

& Talent

Success

Marketing &

Promotion

Shipping &

Distribution

Product Design &

Expertise

Product Creation,

Samples and

Production

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RUSSIA

TURKEY

ARMENIA

MOROCCO

MALI

BURKINA FASO

SENEGAL

GHANA

TUNISIA

CONGO

ZAMBIA

SOUTH AFRICA

DJIBOUTI

INDIA

ETHIOPIA

KENYA

UGANDA

RWANDA

TANZANIA

MADAGASCAR

PAKISTAN

CAMBODIA

SRI LANKA

INDONESIA

NEPAL

TIMOR-LESTE

BANGLADESH

THAILAND

CHINA

PHILIPPINES

VIETNAM

PARAGUAY

2019 Partner Groups

106 Partner

organizations

x

Artisan group

per org.

x

Artisans per

group

=

5,479

artisans

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Farzana

Moradabad

Farzana is the mother of

four boys, manager of

her house, de facto

cook at all family

functions, and on top of

all of that, a talented

artisan. Her husband

taught her to make

crafts, and together,

they have established

their very own

workshop. Through

Farzana and her

husband's joint efforts,

they look forward to

supporting their sons

on their educational

journeys. Farzana values

formal education

greatly and has instilled

that value in her sons.

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Moradabad, India

India is home to 1.2 billion people. They speak dozens of different languages and come from

a vast diversity of faiths across lush valleys, vibrant coasts and soaring mountains. Each generation

of younger people has led the country through impressive economic growth since

its independence from British rule in 1947. In the 1990s even more growth was fueled in part

by the liberation of its economy. Since 2000, India's economy has grown by an average of

7%. Despite this growth, one fifth of its population lives below the poverty line. Challenges

for women are particularly numerous because they often face sexual and domestic violence,

child marriage is common, less than 30% participate in the workforce, and their literacy rate

is only 65%. However, change is in the air as mass protests condemn recurring violence

toward women and millions are lifted out of poverty by the growing economy.

Partner Group Noah’s Ark

Noah's Ark helps marginalized communities by connecting local artisans with a global marketplace.

Based in Moradabad, Noah's Ark partners with artisans across India while educating

the communities they work with about equitable, sustainable, and safe production practices.

They also reinvest in their artisan communities by using their profits to fund their registered

NGO called Noah’s Handicrafts & Artisan Welfare Society. The organization runs three

schools, provides free health care for their 700 artisans and their families, offers access to

clean water, and has facilitated the building of 22 independent workshops. Artisans across

their network are also paid up to 15% more than the local average, with women and men

being paid equally.

In 2019, we purchased from

150 artisans

Partners for

3 years

in the Noah's Ark community

Featured Fair Trade Federation Principles: Create Opportunities for Economically

and Socially Marginalized Producers, Promote Fair Trade, Ensure the

Rights of Children

Sources: WorldBank Data, the BBC. Social impact figures provided by Noah's Ark.

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Millicent

Accra

At a young age,

Millicent moved to a

new city to pursue a

career. After seven

years of hard work, she

learned a new skill,

sewing, that propelled

her into a new industry.

Millicent started

working with Trashy

Bags, where she has

been working the past

twelve years. She has

learned and grown a

great deal and appreciates

the support she

gets from working for

Trashy Bags, which

allows her to balance

work and family effectively.

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Accra, Ghana

Ghana was the first country in Sub-Saharan colonial Africa to gain its independence in 1957.

A majority of its population is under age 25, and the country consistently ranks in the top

three African countries for freedom of speech and press. Ghana has cut the poverty rate

from 47% in 1991 to 12% in 2012, which is lower than the average rate in Sub-Saharan

African countries. Education rates have risen, and the number of workers without schooling

has been reduced by 1/2 between 1991 and 2012. Accra, Ghana’s capital, is one of the most ethnically

diverse cities in the continent and many people are multilingual.

Partner Group Trashy Bags

Trashy Bags is an NGO that addresses one of the most pressing problems in Accra: pollution.

The NGO specifically targets waste from single-use plastic packaging that is widely used

to distribute water but is often disposed of improperly. Some estimate this waste amounts

to almost 270 tons of plastic per day in Ghana, with a mere 2% of this waste being recycled.

Their solution to this problem is to create beautiful and functional bags out of these discarded

materials. By minimally processing the recycled packages, Trashy Bags uses very little energy

to add tremendous value to a material that would otherwise end up in landfills or burned.

This initiative not only employs a large number of workers for each stage of the production process,

they also educate communities about their environmental impact and ways to repurpose

single-use items.

In 2019, we purchased from

35 makers

Partners for

4 years

in the Trashy Bags community

Featured Fair Trade Federation Principles: Cultivate Environmental

Stewardship, Pay Promptly and Fairly, Build Capacity

Sources: The World Bank Data and the CIA Factbook, the WHO website, the Trashy

Bags website

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Abdeslam

Marrakech

Abdeslam is well

respected in the

ceramic artisan community

for his eye-catching

designs and amazing

quality. He is self-taught

and now leads his own

studio. Abdeslam is very

hands-on and passionate

about his work—so

much so, that he

personally teaches

every single person

working with him! When

we asked the artisans

about their experience

working with Abdeslam,

they said that they look

up to him as a father

and as an inspiration,

and that the studio feels

like a family environment.

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Marrakech, Morocco

The only African country to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, Morocco is

located between Europe to the North and the rest of the African Continent to the South,

which accounts for its diversity of cultures and rich artisanal heritage. Moroccan crafts

reflect this influence of Amazigh, Arabic, European and West African culture. Due to its

proximi- ty to Europe, Morocco's economy has grown by an average 4.4% from 2000 to

2018. But Morocco faces other challenges, notably high unemployment hovering at 10%,

and particular- ly high youth unemployment at over 20% since 2014. Gender equality is also

an issue, with women occupying a low percentage of the labor force. Artisan industries help

by employing more people while providing an important alternative to the volatile Moroccan

agriculture industry.

Partner Group Khaloufi Abdeslam's

Studio

Khaloufi Abdeslam is a self-taught ceramicist from Meknes in northern Morocco. His studio

is located in Marrakech and employs 30 artisans. When GlobeIn visited the studio, we

noticed the passion among his artisans. Many artisans said that they hoped to work with Abdeslam

for as long as possible. They shared that aside from Abdeslam's teaching of the craft,

he's deeply involved in their lives outside of the workshop, and has helped several artisans

with hospital bills in the past. They are very proud to work with him and so are we; Abdeslam's

commitment to his craft runs parallel to his commitment to his artisans.

In 2019, we purchased from

30 artisans

Partners for

1 year

in the Studio Abdeslam community

Featured Fair Trade Federation Principles: Support Safe and Empowering

Working Conditions, Develop Transparent and Accountable Relationships,

Pay Promptly and Fairly

Sources: The CIA Factbook, the World Bank website, the Trading Economics website,

and the USAID website. Company information provided by Khaloufi Abdeslam.

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Juana,

San Cristobal

Amatlán

Juana lives and weaves

in the indigenous

community of San

Cristobal Amatlán in

the state of Oaxaca.

She has been a Globe-

In artisan leader since

2017. Throughout her

time with GlobeIn, she

has organized a team of

18 other artisans and

helped teach them to

produce high-quality

palm products. With

the money that she has

earned with GlobeIn,

Juana and her husband

have added extra

rooms to their house,

and most importantly

have been able to help

their eldest daughter

Emilia receive a university

education.

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Oaxaca, Mexico

The state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico is a cultural and gastronomic hub isolated among

rugged terrain. Because of its isolation, it has preserved 16 recognized indigenous tribes

which represent one third of the entire indigenous population of Mexico. As such, Oaxaca

has a wealth of cultural diversity and attracts many tourists. Despite this cultural richness,

76% of Oaxacans live in poverty (compared to the national average of 42%). Formal education

also suffers; only one fifth of Oaxacans are literate, and less than half receive a high school

education. These conditions have caused many people to leave Oaxaca and migrate to

other regions in search of other opportunities. GlobeIn has been working directly with indigenous

communities in the region, as a means of helping to increase leadership and employment

opportunities for women to directly address these issues.

Partner Group Oaxaca Basket

Weavers

Since 2014, GlobeIn has worked directly with groups of basket weaving artisans throughout

remote parts of Oaxaca. These enterprising basket weavers have successfully self-organized

into a cooperative working toward common goals across multiple villages. Many women

work in leadership roles, managing the production and distribution processes, such as

Marina Lopez Antonio, who oversees the basket quality and organizes shipping to the US.

The steady income provided by this partnership with GlobeIn has enabled artisans to provide

for their families, pay for education, maintain and improve their housing, and reinvest in their

basket weaving business.

In 2019, we purchased from

170 artisans

Partners for

5 years

in the basket weaving community

Featured Fair Trade Federation Principles: Respect Cultural Identity,

Promote Fair Trade, Ensure the Rights of Children

Sources: "Government versus Teachers: The Challenges of Educational Progress in

Oaxaca, Mexico" from Columbia University, and the Explorando Mexico website.

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2019 Artisan

Funds

In 2019 we launched the Artisan Fund as a

way to go above and beyond a traditional maker-buyer-seller

relationship and to create a holistic

initiative to support these incredible communities

more directly.

For each fund, we collaborate with the supplier

partners to understand where the money will be

best spent, research how to make the initiative

happen, and then raise the donations for them;

each fund is unique to the supplier requests. 100%

of the donations go directly toward community

workshops, trainings, and health sessions—no

strings attached.

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Below is a calendar of the Artisan Fund impact

achievements.

01.

Basket Weavers in

Oaxaca, Mexico

02.

Bolga Basket Weavers

in Bolgatanga, Ghana

Products acquired

$327,968

Products acquired

$170,852

January and July

Artisan fund contribution

$2,895

February and August

Artisan fund contribution

$4,190

Detail Artisans in

Northwestern India

03. 04.

Glassblowers in

Tonalá, Mexico

Products acquired

$451,303

Products acquired

$355,926

March and September

Artisan fund contribution

$3,635

April and October

Artisan fund contribution

$2,975

05.

Ceramicists in Safi,

Morocco

06.

Seamstresses in

Accra, Ghana

Products acquired

$104,406

Products acquired

$64,768

May

Artisan fund contribution

$1,080

June and December

Artisan fund contribution

$3,270

07.

Ceramicists in

Marrakech, Morocco

Products acquired

$235,030

November

Artisan fund contribution

$2,040

Note: Some projects are still ongoing, so only certain months are featured here.

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2019 Artisan Funds

January: Oaxaca Region, Mexico

Health workshop and individual wellness checks

Workshop and Services:

2-day event

68 people received health workshops and doctor

checkups

Each person received:

• Health check for diabetes mellitus

• Comprehensive personalized clinical assessment

with an emphasis on the prevention of

chronic, degenerative, and infectious diseases

Group lecture about the prevention of diseases

and health care, separated by 2 age groups

Report of their assessment

Impact:

Received personalized medical advice

Learned if they had any signs of diabetes, obesity,

domestic violence, disabilities, or schizophrenia

Obtained an individualized report of the results so

the community doctor can follow up

• Learned about food, nutrition, and eating habits

• Participant takeaways:

Better overall care of their own health

Decrease the consumption of sugary drinks

Seek alternatives to give healthier food to their

children

"I'm happy because the GlobeIn community invited the doctors and I know

they care about us,"

Participant

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2019 Artisan Funds

February: Bolgatanga, Ghana

Big community pots to prevent food contamination

Workshop and Services:

Artisans had been using their cooking pots to dye

the straw they needed to make baskets because

they had no other pots they could use instead. 20

extra-large dyeing pots were given for the 20

basket weaver groups (1 for each group).

• Artisans were able to stop using their person

al cooking pots to dye straw, which was a major

health hazard because there was a large

potential for leftover dyes to mix with their food.

• The quality of their basket colors improved

because they could die more straw at one time.

Impact:

Less exposure to dye fumes

Prevention of food contamination

Decreased firewood use

Larger pots to help dye straw in larger quantities

Increased basket production time

"This pot will enable me and my colleague

basket weavers to dye more

straws at a go and will, therefore,

increase our productivity and

income,"

Alenyorike

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2019 Artisan Funds

March: Barmer villages in Rajasthan, India

Eye exams and glasses

Workshop and Services:

4-day event for eye check-ups throughout these

remote villages including Navatala, Binjarad, Dadusar

and Mithrauthe

Team of qualified doctors and opticians were set

up at the camp

351 artisans received eye exams

167 needed eye glasses, which were provided free

of cost

Impact:

Improved vision

Access to quality healthcare (these communities

usually do not have access to quality doctors in the

villages, so they were able to get the service brought

to them!)

The artisans were happy to be supported in their

craftmanship—many of these artisans do detailed

embroidery work

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2019 Artisan Funds

April: Tonalá, Mexico

Financial wellness

Workshop and Services:

Financial workshop for 37 artisans

Workshop included:

Setting goals, planning their futures, and developing

the self-confidence necessary for success

Income spending, saving, and forecasting

expenses—skills that many artisans find challenging

due to lack of previous financial information

Self-evaluations regarding different aspects of

their lives, such as their health, social standing,

spirituality, and occupation

Impact:

Gave them tools to achieve personal growth and

balance through personal changes

Learned about creating long-term strategies to

reach their goals

Many artisans commented that they are inspired to

change their financial habits

Others noted this workshop gave them the courage

to revisit life goals they originally abandoned by building

a better financial plan

Lizett, the Sales Manager, reported, "Chemistry

between the instructor and the artisans was great,

they were very interested in learning. We are very satisfied

with the results of this program. THANK YOU."

“I learned how to plan my life project,

organize my money, [and] not

have debts without planning. Do not

eat 5 tacos, only 3,”

jokes Javier

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2019 Artisan Funds

May: Safi and Marrakech, Morocco

Computers and computer classes

Workshop and Services:

3 months of computer classes

5 artisans in 2 workshops

2-hour classes were held twice a week

Various computer software and topics such as

Microsoft Office Word and Excel, internet

research, and general computer usage

2 practice computers for each workshop

1 printer

Impact:

Learned how to operate and use computers, both

for personal and professional usage

Have access to computers that they can continue

to practice on

Understand how to research topics that they want

to learn more about

Have access to other job prospects at the workshop

“I really wanted to learn how to work on the computer... It was a dream come

true… I, at least, know the basics and how to get some things done on the

computer,”

says Bouchra. She says that she is thinking of continuing

her computer studies.

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2019 Artisan Funds

June: Accra, Ghana

First aid + patient advocacy workshop

Workshop and Services:

2-day workshop for first aid and patient advocacy

26 artisans

Workshop covered:

Purpose of first aid, how to perform CPR,

importance of public safety

Emergency first aid treatments for things

such as bone fractures and burns

How to advocate for oneself at the hospital

Why routine health check-ups are important

Impact:

Learned and practiced first aid

Understood more about the healthcare system and

what types of questions they can ask their doctors

Empowered to spread the knowledge to their friends

and families

“l will use this knowledge to help my

family and any where l [can] nd

people in [a] situation that need[s] my

help,”

Anthonette

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2019 Artisan Funds

July: Oaxaca, Mexico

Women's empowerment workshop + resources for families with disabilities

Workshop and Services:

2-day event in the San Cristobal village

130 women attended

Mental and physical wellbeing workshop included:

Topics such as empowerment, sisterhood, self-esteem,

personal assessment, nutrition, and leadership

Exercises such as group meditations and art

making

Resources, including groceries and medications, for 4

families that have children with disabilities

Impact:

Learned about the importance of fellowship in the

artisan community

Received guidance to talk about their aspirations and

to dream about what they want for the future

Learned about self-empowerment and mental health

4 families received 2-3 months worth of groceries or

medical supplies, depending on what they preferred

Here are some of the GlobeIn families (from left to right): Honoria and Camila, Kevin and Macrina, Aristeo

and Maria, Felipa and Iraís

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2019 Artisan Funds

September: India

Menstrual cycle self-care

Workshop and Services:

375 women were given 6 packs of pads, totaling

15,114 pads

Previously, people had been using unsanitary

items, such as newspapers

Menstrual hygiene workshops

3 different communities over 3 months

Sanjay Nagar, Jaipur

Godaveri

Kaladera

Partnered with Matr Boomie who contributed a 1:1

donation match, making $1800 become $3600

Impact:

Learned about menstrual health, care during the

cycle, precautions, how to use pads, and cleared up

some of the local myths

Talked about why it's important to change the thinking

on quarantining menstruating women

Had a safe space to ask questions about the taboo

subject

Tried out pads and learned about why they should

continue using safe options in the future

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2019 Artisan Funds

October: Tonalá, Mexico

Emotional regulation workshop + 1 month of follow-ups

Workshop and Services:

40 artisans

6-hour emotion and mental health workshop:

emotion acceptance and management

positive affirmations

techniques to improve relationships

forgiveness

Well-known local speaker José Cabral inspired

the group

Calming and positive workshop environment

Impact:

Learned how to understand, enjoy and embrace the

emotions they experience, so they do not have a negative

impact on their physical, emotional and mental

health

Decreased their stress levels

Received 1 month of 1-on-1 personal time to talk

through any issues after the workshop

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2019 Artisan Funds

November: Marrakech, Morocco

Eye exams + glasses

Workshop and Services:

2 days of eye exams

18 artisans received eye examsat a nearby ophtalmology

office

Each artisan got to choose their preferred frame

Our Country Manager, Idriss, personally delivered

each pair of glasses so they could get their glasses

as soon as possible

Impact:

Provided glasses for 15 artisans that needed glasses

Discovered that 1 artisan needs surgery (we are

looking at how we can raise funds to assist with the

surgery)

"I have always wanted to change my glasses... Today, I am able to participate

in this workshop. Thank you,"

Mohammed

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Challenges and

Opportunities for

GlobeIn

Sustainability

There is always room to improve our impact on the environment,

so we are constantly looking for ways to reduce our

packaging, improve efficiency in shipping and receiving,

and support artisans in responsible waste management.

Artisan Relationships

We acknowledge that having open and honest conversations

with artisans is the key to win-win negotiations. It’s

important to continue building authentic cross-cultural

relationships, which takes time and patience on both sides.

Another ongoing challenge is sourcing products at

price-points that fit our customers' budgets and create

great returns for artisans.

Team Compassion & Learning

Our team is committed to engaging in courageous conversations

about our work and the complex power dynamics

that influence international trade. We are continuously

examining our own biases and considering the often

invisible barriers to our partners' equitable participation in

the global market.

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Thank you for joining us on the GlobeIn

journey! We are so excited to continue this

work and we welcome your continued

support, guidance and referrals for future

initiatives.

Contributors

Project Head

Wynn Kwan

Editorial Design

Dima Bertoluchi

Reese Firmacion

Anna Yashina

Research & Content

Wynn Kwan

Tigran Demurjian

Lauren Taylor

Vilma Pichardo

Eve Jones

Sophie McAulay

Featured Partner Groups

& Photography

Ark of Crafts

Cristaluc

Cooperative Ain Jnane

Dean's Beans

Giftsland

Imani Collective

Kazi Goods

Marquet

Matr Boomie

Noah's Ark

Oaxaca Basket Weavers

Serghini Ceramics

Studio Abdeslam

TradeAid Integrated

Trashy Bags

Turqle Trading

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