“We wanted customers to purchase beautiful, handcrafted necklaces that would support mothers in rural Kenya. ME to WE Artisans would offer steady employment and small business training for extremely marginalized women, a source of income to support their families. Plus, partial proceeds from the purchase of Artisans’ goods would support development programs, like building schools and clean water systems in the very region where the women live and work. We call this a “closed-loop system” because profits from purchases of socially-conscious products made in our partner communities return to those same communities.”