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September 16, 2010
Homebody, 715 8th St SE
Please come enjoy a very special evening at Homebody. Check out our Fall lighting collection and help us send 15,000 solar-powered lanterns to salt farmers in India.
Come and shop our exciting new lighting collection, enjoy refreshments generously provided by local restaurants, and support a great cause. Homebody will contribute a portion of the evening's proceeds to the saltLantern Campaign.
About the saltLantern Campaign:
The saltLantern Campaign, a joint project of the Global Fairness Initiative (GFI) and India's Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA), wants to put safer, green technology into the hands of poor working families. In the arid desert known as Little Rann of Kutch (LRK)in Gujarat, India, salt farms are in their majority handled by women. Joined by their daughters, together they toil in some of the most severe conditions known, working barefoot on saltpans in extreme temperatures reaching 110 degrees. These families currently rely on toxic kerosene lanterns and are at the mercy of fuel middlemen, paying 8% or more of their annual income (of around $550!) on fuel alone. With the switch to brighter solar-powered LED lights, women and children can walk safely at night, children can study without breathing toxic fumes, and families can save more for their futures.
For more information on GFI's saltLantern Campaign, please visit GFI's website atwww.saltlantern.org. If you would like to contribute directly, for just $40 you can send a lantern to Gujarat and significantly raise the standard of living of a salt-farming family.
We hope you will join in supporting a cause that means a lot to us!
Erin, Henriette, and Nora (the Homebody team)
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