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V.19 No.46 | 11/18/2010
Peacecraft's Executive Director Jim Neustel with UNM student Molly Caldera, who has been volunteering at the store since June
Sam Adams

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Keeping the Peace

Burque’s fair-trade mecca faces closure

A cooperative of more than 800 South African Zulu works full-time to create brightly colored baskets and bracelets fashioned from telephone wire. These crafts catch the eye upon entering Peacecraft, Albuquerque's only retailer that deals exclusively in fair-trade products. The items sold here provide enough income to support the Zulu co-op’s members and families, says Sharon Cantrell, Peacecraft's outreach director. The trade also creates jobs for fathers, she says, in a region where many families are split apart when men have to travel across the continent to find work.

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V.18 No.48 | 11/26/2009
Mothers with their children wait for the arrival of the Global Health Partnerships team of volunteers who will assess the nutritional status of the children.
Courtesey of Global Health Partnerships

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Aid From Afar

Local docs travel to Kenya to help children and mothers

In the village of Kisesini, which sits southeast of Nairobi in Kenya’s Yatta District, water is scarce and brackish and food mostly comes in the form of nutrient-empty porridge. Breast milk can be the difference between life and death for the population’s youngest members. Nearly half the children in the region under the age of 5 are malnourished.

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