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Siesta / Siesta - Links to Lovely People

BAFTS

BAFTS Fair Trade Network UK is a network of independent shops and suppliers dedicated to promoting Fair Trade retail in the UK. BAFTS provides a structure of accountability to its members who adhere to the 10 Principles of Fair Trade as set out by the World Fair Trade Organisaton (WFTO). BAFTS works with UK-based independent shops and suppliers who partner with disadvantaged producer groups. BAFTS offers a way that they can have their commitment to Fair Trade recognised and be a part of the wider Fair Trade movement and community. Membership is determined by peer-to-peer assessment which takes place annually and ensures that members can provide evidence of their fulfilment of the 10 Principles of Fair Trade.

Joy Foundation Nepal

JOY Foundation Nepal was established in 1996 by a group of Nepalese youths with the aim to collectively deliver services and assistance to the community and marginalized people in the society. Led by its Founder President Mr. Babu Kaji Shrestha, The Joy Foundation has worked with other local and international organisations to help set up and run eye care camps and health care services. To date 28,000 people's eyes have been checked and almost 6,000 have had their sight restored in these camps. The health care services provide treatments and medicines to disadvantaged, disabled and economically marginalized adults and children across Nepal. 

Mines Advisory Group (M.A.G)

The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is a global humanitarian and advocacy organisation that finds, removes and destroys landmines, cluster munitions and unexploded bombs from places affected by conflict. MAG also provides education programmes, particularly for children, so people can live, work and play as safely as a possible until they clear the land. Since 1989, MAG has helped over 18 million people in 68 countries rebuild their lives and livelihoods after war. Siesta donates to a percentage of proceeds from sales of our bombangles to MAG.

LEOT School, Luang Prabang

Despite recent economic development, over a quarter of the population of Laos lives in poverty and nearly three quarters of its people suffer daily hardship. Half of under fives are malnourished and many rural villages do not have safe drinking water, healthcare or adequate schooling. Most rural families still make their living from subsistence farming and fishing. LEOT started its work nearly ten years ago providing scholarships for students from these families. Siesta donates to a percentage of proceeds from sales of our bombangles to LEOT.

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