One of my dreams is to travel to other countries and help exploited women become financially independent. Since accomplishing this dream is not in my near future, I thought I could bring some attention to people who are doing this. Here are some sites you should check out.
fashionABLE - Fashionable provides sustainable employment for Ethiopian women who have been exploited due to poverty.
Better Life Bags - Better Life Bags hires first generation immigrant women who have no other job opportunities. They rent a sewing machine and learn a skill that allows these women to provide for their families.
Open Arms - Open Arms employs former refugees living in the US paying them a proper living wage which is usually $3-$7 over minimum wage. They make scarves and skirts out of recycled t-shirts.
Noonday Collection - Noonday Collection sells jewelry and accessories created by artisans from multiple countries who receive a living wage for their work. They also allow consumers to showcase the products through trunk shows.
As I learn about more organizations such as these, I will continue adding them to this post.