I believe all women should be able to start their own business. A small business is like a domino effect; it not only benefits the owner but the employees and the community. I started mine at the age of 13 and starting it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. That is why I am overjoyed to donate 10% of our profits every year to Help One Now.

"Help One Now empowers families in developing countries through high-capacity local leaders with proven solutions to end extreme poverty."

They serve in some of the poorest communities in the world, where people live on less than $2.00 US per day. They have found through their work in these communities, empowering families has proven to be the most effective course for long term change. Through their local leaders, they train families to start businesses and develop their surrounding community to support them.
 
When you make a purchase from Once Upon a Stamp, while your piece of jewelry will help you believe a new mantra for your life, your purchase will also help support women in Ethiopia believe a new mantra for their lives as well!
 
So far, our donations have funded three women in Ethiopia to start their own business, and we hope to fund another two this year.