Our co-founder Hannah Skvarla recently went on a trip to the border with a group of other women to learn more about the families that have been separated. This trip inspired Hannah to join friends in supporting the campaign, This is About Humanity.
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We designed a candle to raise awareness and funds for the families who have been separated. As of October 16, 2018, 245 children were still being detained, according to government data analyzed by the American Civil Liberties Union. An Amnesty International report showed that more than 6,000 people, including at least 3,000 children, were separated from family members from late spring to the middle of August. We believe that this is not a political issue, but a human rights issue. Mark Lane, an activist from San Diego, said it best,
More than 200 migrant children are still separated from their families. For every purchase of this candle available at The Little Market, our founders will donate to support legal services, policies, advocacy, and education for migrants and children. The donations will be split evenly among the following three charities: Border Angels, Kids in Need of Defense, and Casa Cornelia Law Center. Border Angels is a nonprofit organization advocating for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice. Kids in Need of Defense supports migrant children and ensures that they are represented in court by high quality representatives. Casa Cornelia Law Center ensures free legal representation for individuals and families without sufficient financial resource to hire an attorney, including immigrant children looking for a safe haven in the United States.
As a nonprofit organization, a primary goal within our mission at The Little Market is to raise awareness about fair trade principles and human rights. We prioritize working with diverse communities and marginalized populations from around the world; we currently work with 69 artisan groups in 28 countries. We are proud to collaborate with This is About Humanity.
To learn more, follow @thisisabouthumanity on Instagram for updates. Thank you for your support of human rights and for joining us to raise awareness!