Kathy’s Kove & Kafe will be hosting their 3rd annual Fair-Trade Holiday event showcasing holiday gift ideas including art, jewelry, clothing, blankets, metal work and more from several nonprofits around the world.
New and returning vendors include Tree of Life Imports, Rahab's Rope crafts, Mulberry Mongoose, and Women of the Cloud Forest who work in El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico, India, and Peru as part of the Fair Trade organization which enables importers to pay producers a living wage in their economies, provide safe and environmentally responsible working conditions without exploiting child labor, provide product development and marketing assistance, and often sponsor community development projects.
Ghana 4E, Inc (Education, Entrepreneurship, Empowerment, Empact), created in 2014, was made possible by Francis Anyidoho, realizing a need for a brighter future for the younger generations in his African village, and Kathy LaCorte. This nonprofit 501 (c) (3) created a computer learning center in Omanjor, Ghana – Africa. In addition to teaching basic computer skills to third graders through junior high school level, the center offers a computer repair course to select students and a computer sales and service shop where students acquire entrepreneurial skills. Although there is no charge for this education, the students pay it forward by teaching their skills to their peers.
Opening the first Sunday in November, the store will be open every Wednesday through Sunday into December, Kathy's Kove will be hosting an open house November 11 from 1-6pm. Enjoy refreshments, live music and meet the founders of Ghana 4E and Bridge of Faith who work with several nonprofits from around the world in addition to supporting their own organizations. There are great gift ideas as well as holiday décor for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.