1000 Shillings Jewelry

Happy Friday! Today is a special day because I have a giveaway for you! But, this is more than just another "Oh, look, free stuff!" kind of giveaway.
I was approached by Alexis, one of the owners of 1000 Shillings, about spreading the word about their shop, and the aim behind it is absolutely incredible and inspiring. I want to share with you in her own words about the mission of 1000 Shillings.
1000 Shillings aims to connect people around the world through storytelling and high-quality artisan products. We strive to replicate the unique experience of buying from a local artisan while shopping in an international marketplace.
Each product sold on 1000 Shillings is unique to the website and sold as a limited edition piece. When you buy from 1000 Shillings your money is going to help the women we work with start their own small businesses with the ultimate goal of empowering them to stand alone as small business owners.
The goal of 1000 Shillings is that you get to know the woman you are buying from, and then, through purchasing her products, you help her to become a self-sufficient businesswoman that is able to support her family. We have to date been able to help 27 incredible women and have see such growth in their lives. Our original women are now able to not only feed their children and pay for their school fees but are able to buy cows, pigs, land, and have started sustainable businesses and are now giving back to those around them. We are so proud of our ladies! 
Above we have Grace with her daughter, Faith, on the left on Hadijjah on the right. The necklace I am wearing was handmade by Grace. I love that I was able to read about her story and come to know her family. Like it was mentioned above, the connection makes each piece of jewelry more than just some string or colorfully patterned cloth. These women's love for their children, their tenacity and spirit are woven and strung into each and every piece. And I feel there is power in that. For me personally, the bond of motherhood connects me to these beautiful and inspirational women, and I yearn to uplift and help give them and their children a bright future.
Please go take a look at the shop and read about each and every one of the ladies. Everything is 30% off with the code "2015" so buy yourself a necklace or bracelet (they really are unique and quality pieces), or buy one for the ladies in your life who motivate and encourage you. This is shopping that actually gives back, which makes it the best purchase since there is something in it for everybody. I like the sound of that.
And now, go enter the giveaway to win a piece of jewelry or an accessory of your choice in the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!
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