Ok, we have all heard about Tupperware parties, but have you ever heard about carpet parties? Well they are kind of similar, except these kind of parties have an amazing feel-good factor to follow: helping to empower mothers to break the cycle of poverty.
For over 7 years, Carpets for Communities have helped economically disadvantaged women in rural Cambodia to support their families and provide immediate education to children in need.
They do this by teaching disadvantaged women to establish micro-enterprises producing beautiful hand-hooked rugs and to earn an income. Other positive benefits to this model is increased self worth, improvement to overall health and well-being and quality of life.
The rugs are high quality, durable floor rugs with stunning colours (see pic below) in multiple sizes. The rugs are non only creating jobs for women, they are eco-friendly and environmentally responsible, using cotton tshirt off cuts and used hesian rice sacks (each piece of rolled cotton is individually hooked through hesian sacks then stitched along the bottom) the rugs can be vacuumed and even tossed in the washing machine for cleaning.
To date, Carpets for communities impact is amazing. They have helped over 180 children to attend school, helped lift 37 families out of poverty and enabled 26 families to start their own micro-enterprise.
So back to the carpet parties….how can you get involved?
- Click here for more info on hosting / attending a carpet party
- Buy their products at a retailer or market (all over Australia)
- Become a volunteer
- Donate to the cause here
- Vote for Carpets for Communities in Sunsuper Dreams