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kate says ...
Amazing how a product can support a whole community!!!
02/10/2011 2:28:38 PM CST
Daniela Walls says ...
I like the idea that in a society like ours, we vote with our purchases, and what we buy or abstain from buying determines greatly the policies that corporations implement, and the charities that are helped. I therefore prefer buying products that I know have a positive social impact on the planet.
02/10/2011 2:30:56 PM CST
Elizabeth Speck says ...
I try to buy fair trade products as much as I can and to buy from producers who use sustainable methods for farming, etc. and I try to buy "green products."
02/10/2011 2:31:05 PM CST
Anne says ...
Such a great company that actually makes wonderful and effective products!
02/10/2011 2:31:07 PM CST
Trisha Wagh says ...
I'm constantly supportive of corporations that support sustainability! Great Job
02/10/2011 2:31:54 PM CST
Sheryl says ...
Togo is a country dear to my heart. I worked in the Linguistics Department at a prominent university in the U.S. and became great friends with a student from Togo pursuing a Ph.D. His intelligence, fortitude and desire to earn his degree and return to Togo to not only help his family and children, but village, was so inspiring to me. To read about the Everyday Shea project taking place in Togo only confirms for me it is a country with a wealth of spirit and commitment to preserving and enhancing the land for harmonious prosperity. To know that Alaffia is a supporter of this process makes me a permanent customer.
02/10/2011 2:32:17 PM CST
Annie says ...
Eating vegan is one way I contribute to changing the world. Buying fair trade goods is another. It would be lovely to win this gift basket filled with Alaffia body care products; I would tell everyone all about it and the work it supports.
02/10/2011 2:33:50 PM CST
Melody says ...
It's great to know that buying certain products can make such an impact in peoples' lives and communities and that there are people out there working for the good of humanity.
02/10/2011 2:33:58 PM CST
Amy g says ...
Love this! I support organic, fair trade, Eco friendly products for my family and am happy to spread the word on products that help make the world a better place!
02/10/2011 2:35:24 PM CST
Cindy Mattus says ...
First, I admit I'm not very good at this, but I'm tring now. Now I pay attention to articles like this, and I will buy these products since they help a community and not just line the pockets of the rich , or politicians. Buying products like this will even in a small way help and support the purity of a product. Thank you
02/10/2011 2:35:42 PM CST
Alyssa King says ...
I buy as many fair trade products and products that give back to communities in need as I can. My friends and I have started a group to raise awareness about social and economic injustices as well as environmental concerns. We often discuss what products support these efforts and try them out.
02/10/2011 2:39:23 PM CST
Jason says ...
Thanks for Sharing this great story !!! So good to know that buying something good for us is also good for others !!!
02/10/2011 2:41:18 PM CST
Sylvia Henheffer says ...
I would use the purchases and share the product with my friends and family, and tell them that everytime they make a purchase they would be helping the people in Togo have safer and better living conditions. It is a great way for people to contribute to other's with very little effort on their part.
02/10/2011 2:43:06 PM CST
Katy Hall says ...
The only people we are in charge of are ourselves. Keeping this in mind I also understand that the way we choose to live serves as an example of our responsibility to others and our planet. This helps remind me daily that I owe it to my planet and the people on it to be a responsible and educated consumer. I choose products that seek to benefit the environment and the communities they work alongside of. If we learn to cooperate with one another then companies will seek to cooperate with us as well.
02/10/2011 2:43:31 PM CST
Jené says ...
This just shows why it is so important to be aware of a company's history and their policies. Every purchase I make impacts so much more than my life, my heart feels better knowing I can help others.
02/10/2011 2:44:39 PM CST
Portia says ...
I try to purchase fair trade products that are sourced from indigenous populations as much as possible.
02/10/2011 2:50:08 PM CST
Cortney Kelman says ...
What a great story!!
02/10/2011 2:50:47 PM CST
Andrea says ...
I try to buy local, seasonal products.
02/10/2011 2:51:36 PM CST
Lisa Brown says ...
My choices every day affect the quality of lives of others. Consumers have a responsibility to be aware of where dollars are spent from the top down to the producers. Whole Foods remains transparent and committed to local and global initiatives that support indigenous and natural growth both economically and ecologically. I appreciate knowing the individual stories of the people behind the products imported for sale at While Foods.
02/10/2011 2:56:33 PM CST
Katie says ...
I had already fallen in love with these products, but reading firsthand accounts of the positive work is amazing. I will continue to use them while working with a new non-profit, projectWater, and think of all the good that people can do when we work together!
02/10/2011 3:01:20 PM CST
Ruth Jones says ...
I am simply agast. I had no idea that buying these products and helping these women made their husbands respect them more! It was wonderful that you help so many kids but I never thought of how it would make a man feel towards his wife.
02/10/2011 3:02:52 PM CST
Brittany Boyer says ...
I love this. My new years resolution this year is to be a more conscious and educated consumer, so thank you for the wonderful information :)
02/10/2011 3:11:01 PM CST
Deb Subotnik says ...
I make every effort to purchase items that will make the world a better place, starting with my two young girls. If I can make them better world citizens, its the 1st step in making the world a better place.
02/10/2011 3:27:02 PM CST
Amanda says ...
Beautiful story. Wish every product I buy could have some positive imapct.
02/10/2011 3:37:00 PM CST
christa r says ...
Great work and glad to support it!! Thanks WF!
02/10/2011 3:38:16 PM CST

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