From Orphans to Children: Meet 5 Kids in Eswatini That've Received Hope

January 14, 2021

Hope is the only thing that can get people from point A to point B, which is why Khutsala Artisans, a Heart for Africa initiative, is so adamant about providing it. In a small kingdom in Southern Africa, Khutsala Artisans is working to provide hope in Swazis' lives. 

The hope Heart for Africa and Khutsala Artisans desires to bring centers on four key elements: hunger, orphans, poverty, and education. Each factor represents a letter in the word hope, turning it into an acronym that keeps Heart for Africa and Khutsala Artisans focused on the main areas of life that they want to elevate. 

But these areas of life weren't accidentally chosen just to create a catchy acronym. They focus on hunger, orphans, poverty, and education because these are the most significant areas of need for Swazis.

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5 Ways to Reduce Hunger in Eswatini

January 07, 2021

Khutsala Artisans loves to provide beautiful, handmade jewelry, but there's something the organization cherishes even more: helping reduce hunger in Eswatini, Africa. 

Khutsala Artisans, a Heart for Africa Initiative, assists in decreasing hunger in a kingdom suffering from a lack of food and financial resources that can help provide it. 

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What are the Top Christmas Traditions in Africa?

December 17, 2020

When you think of Africa, it's easy to dream up images of beautiful jungles, hot deserts, scattered villages, and exotic animals. Those pictures are hardly relatable to what you see in America. And yet, there is still one significant thing that brings the two places together: Christmas.

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A Christmas Gift Giving Guide Inspired by African Artisans

December 10, 2020

What are you buying your loved ones for Christmas this year? 

More than likely, you're considering a plethora of different ideas: shoes, clothes, electronics, cooking ware, and toys.

During this time of year, the options are limitless. There are commercials, ads, billboards, and social media posts that all promote different Christmas gifts that you can give family and friends. But what if you don't want to buy your loved ones a present that's traditional, expected, or the same ole, same ole? 

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The History of Christmas Trees Around the World

December 03, 2020

While loved in the U.S., Christmas trees did not originate in America. In fact, the history of Christmas trees expands all around the world, and their usage dates back to ancient Egypt and Rome. 

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6 Things You Can Do to Support Orphans in Eswatini

November 19, 2020

Sometimes, it's hard to connect with the obstacles that other people experience in countries you don't live in or regularly visit. Because thousands of miles—and maybe even an ocean—separates you from events that are happening across the world, it can be challenging to understand the hardships that people face. 

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Why the Orphan Crisis in Eswatini is Ongoing

November 12, 2020

Out of 1.1 million people, there are over 200,000 orphans in this landlocked country that's situated in Southern Africa. Many of the orphans live on their own or with extended family members who don't have enough resources to adequately provide for another person.  Read more to learn about this crisis.

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What's the Importance of Fair Trade and Why Buy Fair Trade?

November 05, 2020

Fair Trade is a term that gets tossed around quite often. When you stroll up and down the aisles in Whole Foods, for example, you might hear someone talking about Fair Trade and asking for Fair Trade products. However, if you've never heard of Fair Trade, you've likely seen multiple items with Fair Trade labels and have wondered whether or not you should buy them. 

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Why Buy Artisan?

October 29, 2020

The popularity and growth of the artisan industry has increased tremendously in recent years. There are many reasons why people love handcrafted items.  Let’s take a look at some of them.

 

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Employment = Empowerment

October 15, 2020

We were designed for work. We were all born with certain talents and abilities intended to help us forge a path in life that would bring us opportunity to support ourselves and our families.  Work gives us purpose.

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Why shop with purpose?

October 08, 2020

an the act of shopping for one’s needs or desires actually have a bigger impact than just meeting a personal need or want?

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How the Christmas Ornament all began

October 01, 2020

Read the story of how Khutsala™ Artisans began making Christmas ornaments from our guest blogger this week, Janine Maxwell.

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