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Giveaway Announcement!

Tweet Your Favorite Quote from the Fair Anita Interview and Enter to Win These Amazing Earrings

Fair Anita Bullet Casing Earrings

#LoveFairAnita

Have you heard the episode of Social Entrepreneur featuring Joy McBrien of Fair Anita? Joy is amazing and the work that Fair Anita does is changing lives. What was your favorite quote from the interview? If you share it, you have a chance to win a pair of earrings. Read the details below.

The Story Behind the Tigist Tribal Earrings

The Tigist Tribal Earrings are one of the more popular designs in the Fair Anita store. The beads are made from recycled bullet casings. A group of around 120 women in Ethiopia are unable to work because of health issues. To make a living, they pick up old bullet casings from the Ethiopian/Eritrean war and melt them down to make beads and awesome jewelry. These women, who had previously been shunned, now have some of the better jobs in the community.

How to Enter the Giveaway

If you’d like a chance to receive the Tigist Tribal Earrings, you need to take two actions:

  1. Send a tweet with your favorite quote from the interview using the hashtag #LoveFairAnita. Keep in mind that Twitter limits you to 140 characters.
    • If the quote that you want to send is longer than 140 characters (including the hashtag), one way you can do that is to create a picture with the quote using a tool like Canva, Recite or Pablo and share that.
    • Retweeting someone else’s tweet counts too.
    • Be sure to use the hashtag #LoveFairAnita.
  2. When you’re done, fill in your name and email address below.

By entering the contest, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the rules. All entries must be received by the end of the day, February 16, 2016.

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I look forward to reading what you share.

Giveaway Announcement!

041, Joy McBrien, Fair Anita | Beautiful Products with a Powerful Purpose

After experiencing sexual violence in high school, Joy McBrien decided that she wanted to prevent this tragedy from happening to other women. When she read about the high incidence of violence against women in Peru, she decided to travel there. As an 18 year-old, she started a non-profit.

Working with local women, she raised funds and built a women’s shelter. Over the next six years, Joy visited 18 countries, listening closely to the needs of women. Through these conversations, Joy began to deeply understand the relationship between poverty and violence against women. She understood that the best path to empowerment was through economic development. In other words, jobs.

Today, Joy is the founder of Fair Anita, a social enterprise that empowers women around the world through dignified jobs and fair trade relationships. Fair Anita currently works with 8,000 women in 16 countries.

Social Entrepreneurship Quotes from Joy McBrien:

“I wanted to create a systems-changing solution that would attack sexual violence at its source.”

“I don’t want to have to ever sell something based off of pity. That’s not creating an empathetic relationship between artisan and consumer.”

“We’re creating products that millennials in the US want, at a price point that they’re willing to pay. Therefore we’ve created jobs for thousands of women around the world. And because they have this job, they can leave an abusive partner, or they are seen as having more worth in their own home. They are empowered.”

“With millennials, you have to be authentic and transparent and engage them in the process.”

Fair Anita Quote Giveaway Announcement!

If you love what you hear from Joy McBrien and want to support Fair Anita, you can join our giveaway. Click here for details.

Social Entrepreneurship Resources:

041, Joy McBrien, Fair Anita | Beautiful Products with a Powerful Purpose