The Horse has partnered with the Love Mercy Foundation to produce the Market Bag.
$30 from every Market bag purchased will go straight to the Love Mercy Foundation's Cents for Seeds initiative - an agricultural micro-loan program in northern Uganda. Cents for Seeds targets rural women and empowers them to meet their full potential as farmers, mothers and community members.
A woman is given a loan of 30kgs of A-grade seeds of her choice. She is also provided with a hand held gardening tool, and access to educational workshops. She plants her crop, tends to it in community with women around her, and then harvests her yield. She is then able to sell her produce at the local market, store seeds for the future and feed her family.
Each participant in the Cents for Seeds initiative harvests approximately 150kgs from her yield, and then repays their loan of 30kgs for the Love Mercy Foundation to give to the next woman. In this way, the initial $30 is used multiple times, to see many families receive this agricultural loan and break free from poverty.
Materials: Cotton twill, waterproof lining, natural vegetable-dyed leather straps reinforced with nickel rivets.
Measures 34 cm (h) x 18cm (d) x 38cm (w)
The Market Bag is available exclusively at thehorse.com.au