We partnered with social entrepreneur and humanitarian, Mallory Brown, to design these necklaces which will help fund 30 women in rural Ethiopia to start their own businesses.
These women from the small, impoverished village of Chapa have been begging for employment opportunities, so they can buy food for their families, send their children to school, and start to pull themselves out of poverty.
Image courtesy of Mallory Brown
With each gold Pempamsie necklace sold on our website, we will donate $15.00 to the women of Chapa.
We're big advocates of helping women and so this project fit so perfectly into our ethos.
Travel + women + a fashionable and beautiful piece of jewelry that symbolizes something more: the Pempamsie is inherently African, as this is it's origin. It means to "sew in readiness" and represents the links of a chain. Metaphorically, this symbolizes these women working together to start their businesses in order to help their entire community.
Mallory Brown in Chapa this summer for fundraising and bringing awareness to helping these women obtain funding to start their own businesses.
We're in awe of their story and are committed to helping them.
These are great gifts for women who are interested in doing good around the world. Each necklace comes inside a coral box that is gift-ready. The story of these women and this necklace is on the box as well, so your recipient will know it's meaning. You can order here - designhypeinc.com/pempamsie