We love these sefed! Each one is hand woven with meticulous care by women who are part of the Roots Ethiopia small business start up groups called “Self-Help Groups” (SHG’s). The SHG’s have collectively decided to make and sell these sefed in their local markets, through the Roots Ethiopia local office, and to tourists. Their business plan is already an amazing success. All of the sefed proceeds get put in their group savings account.
In February Roots Ethiopia purchased these baskets at their highest price (the tourist price) which was a very good profit for the women. Now, with their permission, we are selling the sefed to help create more SHG’s where women discover their business talents and realize so many of their dreams.
We will be selling these for $90 each — your shipping cost is the average flat rate in the shipping cart. Please pardon our slightly ad-hoc way of selling these that does not reflect the true cost of shipping (which we expect to be $18-$25 depending on your location). We want to move them quickly for the benefit of the women and we haven’t yet been able to create a special and separate shipping rate for them. Thank you so much for supporting our programs through this very special purchase!