CLINTON — The Fair Trade Shop at Stone Presbyterian Church, 8 S. Park Row, is open 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the month, and will be open 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.
Damaris Chonay, age 15, is on her way to her new secondary school, moving closer to her dream of becoming a doctor, in order to bring medical care to her community where there is none. Chonay lives in a Mayan agricultural community in Guatemala where her family resides in a small cement home with dirt floors.
Basket weaving keeps Mayan women connected to their ancestors, and within the sacred and cultural Mayan universe.
Baskets made from pine needles, along with a large selection of jewelry, collectibles, wood items, chocolate and food items, clothing and toys, from 38 different countries, are all available at the shop.
Purchasing fair trade ensures artisans and small farmers fair wages and healthy working conditions, providing dignity, sustainable development and hope for marginalized people.
For more information, contact Lauralyn Kolb, firstname.lastname@example.org, 315-725-1326, visit the store’s website at www.stonepres.org or “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stonepres.