Working side-by-side since 2008 as leaders of the global nonprofit organization, Moms Against Poverty (MAP), Delfarib Fanaie and Ladan Judge believed they could do more to help realize their mission to nurture and educate underprivileged children in impoverished areas of the world.
Their determination and ambitious vision to create equity and sustainability in marginalized communities and to break the cycle of generational poverty is an inspiration to all who meet them.
While traveling in various countries to implement MAP’s life-changing community and educational programs, Delfarib and Ladan met talented individuals within the local communities. Many of them were striving to make an income and a better life for themselves and their families.
By utilizing materials from local, sustainable sources, these artisans were creating unique products using time-honored handcrafts and traditions, but had no means to sell their artisanal goods.
ShopatMAP is Born
ShopatMAP was founded to further MAP’s mission. It provides a valuable lifeline and the means to connect gifted artisans who can now share their personal stories and handmade, artisanal products with mindfully conscious and fashionable consumers.
Proceeds from the sale of products in the ShopatMAP online store fund MAP’s childhood poverty initiatives worldwide.
ShopatMAP is a nonprofit organization with the mission to provide economic opportunity to emerging and disadvantaged female artisans while fueling community development and child poverty programs in the U.S. and around the globe.
Our vision is to create equity and sustainability in marginalized communities and to break the cycle of generational poverty.
The impact of your purchase is multitude and ripples through marginalized communities in the U.S. and worldwide.
Each purchase brings economic prosperity to emerging and struggling artisans and helps provide education and essential provisions to impoverished children.
Our unique, eco-friendly products are handcrafted and ethically sourced. Each product provides an opportunity for socially conscious individuals to showcase their individuality, live fashionably and mindfully, while positively impacting the world.
All products are ethically sourced from emerging or disadvantaged artisans including domestic violence survivors, survivors of sex trafficking, single mothers, individuals with disabilities, individuals living in extreme poverty and and young entrepreneurs.