Retail Support: Grow Your Customer Base!  Donna Gottardi Donna Gottardi, owner of My Fair Trade Lady, has recently experienced a surge of growth with her customer base this last year. We asked her to share with us what she is doing right! Having a store one hour from the Jersey shore

Looking Backward, Moving forward 16 months have passed since Ganesh Himal Trading and The Conscious Connections Foundation were plunged headlong into humanitarian aid relief due to the devastating earthquakes that rocked Nepal and our producer partners lives. We have been engaged in a crash course in humanitarian aid this past year which

Artisan Update: Ram Shekar

Denise, Ram, Cameron & Grant We have worked with Ram for almost 30 years and he does many of GHT's beautiful block print bags, hats and wallets. His home is badly damaged by the earthquake and his entire family was relocated to a tent for several months but unfortunately at 5am one morning


Namaste from Nepal!  Read the whole newsletter here There is nothing like seeing hope for the future in the midst of hardship and devastation that seems insurmountable. But it's here, alive and well in Nepal and it's unbelievable.  The unbeatable Nepali spirit is a constant inspiration and makes me realize that perception can

A Year Well Spent

Congratulations to all on a remarkable year! Not only has Conscious Connections Foundation raised over $180,000 in response to a wide array of Earthquake Relief Projects, but thanks to your help and support of the Power of 5, we were once again able to continue the education of 98 students for this upcoming year and

A Day in Kathmandu

    Future Plans and New Connections We returned from our two week trek with a massive amount of information, amazing memories, and an entirely new understanding of the Nepali people and their current situation. Now we were faced with this question: with all this new information, how can the Conscious Connections Foundation most effectively help


Journal Entry: Sunday, October 18th, Gatlang Rasuwa “Upon entering Gatlang I was struck by the silence. Though a relatively large village, with close to 600 homes, not a sound was forthcoming as we entered. Dilapidated houses greeted our entrance and lone individuals picked silently through rubble, casting shadowy, forlorn glances towards Pradeep, Grant, Gukarna and

The Journey of a Lifetime

Minutes after I published our last written blogpost, we hauled our bags down the five flights of stairs at Chunta’s apartment and piled them, along with the four of us, Pradeep, Ram, and our driver into a small backcountry jeep. We drove through countless winding streets, many deserted because of the petrol blockade, and burst

Peace, Primates, and Productivity

Check out our very first vlog and some pictures from our adventures! Please leave a comment letting us know what you think! Thank you!

Frontline Fair Trade

Never in anyone's wildest dreams did we imagine that our small foundation, set up for rural health care and the education of Nepali girls, would be involved in one of the largest humanitarian disaster relief projects of this decade. Spurred on by the dire need of Nepali friends and their depiction of a country that

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