I received products from Coca-Cola’s 5by20 program; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
I started this blog as a hobby, and from there it grew into a business that helps to bring income to my family. It is not lost on me how blessed I have been by my job. One day I was able to sit down at a laptop that I owned, upload some photos from a camera that I purchased myself, write an article using a reliable internet connection, and publish a blog post on a blog that took me only minutes to set up. Many, many women in this world have the same (or greater!) skills than I have, but they don’t have the same access or opportunities to turn their creativity into an income.
Each handmade item you buy from ShareaCoke.com was created by a woman artisan recycling Coca-Cola’s packaging into a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece. These women are just some of the women who are part of The Coca-Cola Company’s #5b20 program, which aims to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs by 2020. The program has already reached more than 1.2 million women across 60 countries.
Did you know that studies show that women are more likely to reinvest 90% of their income in food, education and healthcare for their children and their families? I suppose that’s not really a surprise when you think about it. When you purchase one or more of these items, you are sending money to creative women who can then help their families AND their communities through the money they earn.
Just take a look at some of the beautiful items you can buy.
COLETIVO PIRAQUET HANDBAG made in Brazil
COP MADAM BOTTLE CAP PURSE made in Turkey
PCF NARROW RING-PULL BRACELET made in the Philippines
ACACIA CREATIONS SODA CAN GIRAFFE made in Kenya
CLASSIC FLOWER made in Mexico
When you buy one of these unique items, or one of the many other on the Share a Coke website, you will be giving women artisans the means and the opportunity to turn their creativity into an income!