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Kairos Traders And Freedom Business

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Kairos Traders And Freedom Business

Since I have been studying business as mission - I have had the privilege to see behind the curtain of Kairos Traders. My whole perspective of business totally shifted. I see so much more value and purpose now behind everything we are doing and working with, and what good stewardship can look like.I am impressed with what great authority that we have as humans and with that responsibility we've been given (no matter if know it or not) to have a holistic impact on multiple bottom lines! Especially "Freedom Businesses" that meet the need of a social business more than...

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What is Up-Cycling?

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What is Up-Cycling?

When describing our Kalpana scarves that are made by Purnaa I explain that they are made from up-cycled silk saris. Since this isn't a super well known term I wanted to take a moment to share what up-cycling is. Up-Cycling is reusing (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. So what's the difference then between recycling and up-cycling? When something is recycled - typically plastics, paper, metals or glass – it is broken down so the basic materials recovered can be remade into something new. These products however...

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Flight Attendant Stops Human Trafficking

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Flight Attendant Stops Human Trafficking

This was a story that has been circulating for the past week or so and is well worth the read. A flight attendant was able to prevent a teenager being trafficked before last year's Super Bowl. Airline Ambassadors International is working at training airline workers to spot victims of human trafficking and hopefully continue to prevent human trafficking. The full article can be found here.

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Review of Poor Economics

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Review of Poor Economics

Poor Economics: "A radical rethinking of the way we fight global poverty". Recently I finished reading Disposable People by Kevin Bales and this was the next one I dove into. There were things I really liked about Poor Economics. It was really eye opening to see just how complicated every problem they approached was. Solutions that are formed in the West without a deeper understanding of the developing world are not useful is one thing I have come away with after reading this book. The authors do a lot of research into commonly held poverty traps and proposed solutions, often...

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Why Freedom Business

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Why Freedom Business

*Freedom business creates sustainable future for people *Freedom business reduces suffering in this world *With freedom business you can employ local people *With freedom business you can decrease human trafficking *Purnaa can offer a new beginning for many women *Freedom business is a better way to help people than development aid *If you want to make this world a better place, choose freedom business written by ilkka haukilahti

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