PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market opens for seventh year
PAMBE Ghana’s Global Market, a seasonal fair trade shop, will be open for its seventh year from noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Nov. 4-Dec. 23.
The Global Market, located at 6516 N. Olie in Oklahoma City, is staffed entirely by volunteers and sells products from around the world, purchased directly from artisans or from certified members of the Fair Trade Federation. Fair trade principles include a guarantee that artisans are paid a fair price in local context when the products leave their hands. They also receive assistance with quality control, design, and improved working conditions.
Each week, the Global Market will highlight the handiwork and stories of a different artisan or collective. Their stories are often inspiring and remarkable and lead to a greater understanding of the items they have created. Fair trade products at the Global Market come from almost every continent, from countries such as Guatemala, Haiti, Peru, Ghana, Burkina Faso, India and Indonesia.
All proceeds from the Global Market benefit PAMBE Ghana’s La’Angum Learning Center in northern Ghana. This model school is a collaboration that has brought the promise of literacy to under served villages in rural Ghana.
The Children at the La’Angum Learning Center Send Their Thanks