About the artisan: Denver, CO.
Through fair trade retailers who carry delicious boxed mixes , soups, and more, Women's Bean Project receives a long-term trading partnership and interest-free advance payment for orders. Through sales of their products, at-risk women receive skills training and income, replacing the effects of demoralizing poverty with self-confidence and hope. These sales also support small, local farmers, from whom ingredients are sourced. Preparing, packaging, and selling bean soup mixes, baking mixes, and other dry food products, Women's Bean Project provides a safe and accepting work environment where impoverished women can learn the skills required for gainful employment and self-sufficiency