The Power of Commerce & Storytelling – To The Market #AHeartForSurvivors

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It’s incredible how e-commerce has revolutionized the way we shop and has created a window to the world that we once didn’t know much about.

Through this window we now can not only learn the powerful stories of strong women around the world that have survived terrible situations, but we can also be part of the #socialchange we desperately need. As the holidays near, we must keep in mind that the true meaning of the holidays is the celebration of love, family, second chances and salvation. A way you can contribute while shopping for BEAUTIFUL products is shopping at sites such as To The Market.

To The Market (TTM) features survivor-made Goods combining the power of commerce and storytelling to empower the world’s most courageous survivor populations because resilience is more powerful than suffering.

TTM showcases handmade goods made exclusively by proud and passionate artisans who have overcome the perils of abuse, conflict, and disease. By assisting local partners around the world in bringing these goods “to the market,” TTM takes an active role in equipping the survivors they employ with economic independence, while raising awareness of the challenges that they face.

Meaningful gifts start at $5.95 to over $100, from apparel to accessories to home goods and gift cards, TTM has something for everyone! The wonderful site allows you to shop in support of a specific cause:

  • Abuse
  • Alleviation of poverty
  • Conflict
  • Disease
  • Exploitation
  • Genocide
  • Human Trafficking
  • Orphanhood
  • War Widows

TTM LC JWhile you shop, you can be inspired by the survivor stories and the people that change their lives like Shannon Keith and her husband did for a village in India. After quitting their corporate jobs, they founded Sudara and made “PUNJAMMIES™” to help many of the women that had been tricked or coerced into the sex industry, falsely promised a job working as a nanny or a hotel employee.