You may be familiar with Bops. For eighteen years they’ve been helping to connect the first world with the third, discovering quality handcrafted items made in economically poor areas and offering them for sale in places where those with resources shop (that would be us). Increasingly, Bops’ directors have dedicated themselves to giving back by starting to train women in poor rural communities in Nepal, India, China, Guatemala and the U.S. So now it’s not just a case of finding craftswomen but also creating centers of skilled women who can build up their families and communities with their beautiful work. Your purchases in support of their efforts are pure pleasure, since you get to wear or give lovely items, all while knowing you’ve helped a caring mom or grandmom care for those she loves! Stop in here at the Flower & Home Marketplace to see our current offering of Bops’ jewelry and cloth bags. They’re alive with contemporary international color and materials!