http://grgahero.org is 55 Luo grandmothers and great-grandmothers raising 150 AIDS-orphaned grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Ahero, Kenya. They sell their baskets to buy animals, schoolbooks, and extra food through this one-woman zero-overhead NGO who is our neighbor Bee Sjostrum, who spent two years in Ahero as the oldest Peace Corps volunteer in East Africa.
From 24 hours, from noon EST November 27 to noon EST November 28 only, Ann Marie and I are matching basket purposes through the GRG website. Our basket is now three years old, and has worn like iron: they do good work in Ahero.
If you want a hand woven basket, or simply to spend $30 that would otherwise go to your surplus on their substance, please buy.
And Ann Marie and I extend a special invitation to those who want to do the right thing for the wrong reason--who want to boast about how generous they are, or feel the warm glow of knowing that they are good people, or fend off feelings that they are bad and greedy people, or who think they need to buy advocates before the Judgment Throne: your deeds are as precious as anyone's.