According to UNSGSA, the United Nation’s Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, “Almost a third of the world’s adults struggle to get by without the financial tools they need to escape poverty and improve their lives.” This unfortunate reality affects many aspects of our lives, from lack of education to social injustices as well as inadequate access to food and medical care. Sahoja is committed to the alleviation of poverty, and the best place to begin is by expanding awareness and understanding.

Let’s begin with you! This blog repost from Bella Wanana gives you resources that will…


Aloe Vera for summer skin care

Shankara is one of Sahoja’s ethical brands, and they offer award-winning products that combine Ayurvedic wisdom and advanced science for ultimate skin transformation. Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old Indian tradition and philosophy based on knowledge of the youth-restoring effects and therapeutic uses of herbs and oils to bring balance to the body, mind and spirit. Shankara was developed to support the International Association for Human Values Foundation, and 100% of their net profits are donated to global humanitarian work.

The following is a blog reposted from Shankara’s website where they share insights into the benefits of having aloe vera included as…


Sahoja: Stronger Together

Sahoja’s currency of kindness helps you spread kindness! The reality is that capitalism as it stands has created inequalities that perpetuate poverty and has made the few very, very wealthy. Sahoja is about alleviating poverty and introducing a new type of capitalism that benefits the many and not just the few.

The New York Times reported on July 13, 2001, that the Consumer Price Index spiked, climbing 5.4% in the year through June. Quick price gains can squeeze consumers if wages fail to keep up.

For people who are not well off and are at the “bottom of the economic…


Our Gorongosa focuses on coffee production that supports people, wildlife, and the planet. They donate 100% of their profits to Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa, and support projects related to women’s empowerment, education, poverty alleviation, building community, sustainability, and protecting wildlife. Here is their brand story.

SUSTAINABLE COFFEE: FROM BEAN TO BREW

April 22, 2021

Global coffee production creates in excess of 23 million tons of waste per year. We believe it’s time for that to change. That’s why everything we do is rooted in finding eco-friendly solutions that make a positive impact on people, wildlife, and the planet. …


Sahoja encourages humanitarian efforts and helps to spread kindness

The fullest meaning of altruism is doing something for someone other than oneself without expecting anything in return. Since the act of giving is without expectation, the benefits of altruism to the giver may be surprising.

The old saying, “It’s better to give than to receive,” is especially true when it comes to wellness. One definition of altruism is “a concern for someone’s welfare over your own.” This could range from volunteering at an animal shelter, giving money to your favorite charity, or even being a bone marrow donor to someone you hardly know. Altruistic giving is selfless without expectation…


When you begin to adopt a more simplistic approach to life, you may notice your stress level decreases, your schedule becomes less hectic, and you may start to appreciate the small things that you missed before because you were always running full speed ahead. Éclipse Apparel encourages simplicity in all aspects of life and offers you an easy way to begin that transition.

A Message From Élise

Dear éclipse Friend,

It began in 2002 with a design for a knuckle-to-shoulder glove designed to protect my hands and arms in sunny Boulder, Colorado. All of my friends seemed to want a…


Sahoja offers SAOLA Shoes on our ethical marketplace

Most people consider footwear a necessity and yet probably don’t realize the impact that shoe manufacturing has on the environment. Thankfully there are people and companies who are dedicated to sustainable manufacturing practices and finding innovative ways to design footwear that is eco-friendly, comfortable and stylish. SAOLA Shoes is one of those companies.

Very young, Guillaume, the founder of SAOLA, was already worried about the turn that our world was taking and especially of its quadrupled inhabitants. Not surprisingly, 40 years later, 60% of wild animals had disappeared. Father of two little girls and after 15 years in the outdoor…


Juan Arroyave, co-founder and owner of Kiko’s Coffee & Tea

Kikos Coffee & Tea started in 2018 with the vision of bringing high quality coffee to Boston and the US. This vision blossomed into a mission based on equality and ensuring a better future for people everywhere as they pursued certification through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Now Kikos is the #1 LGBTQ and Minority owned Coffee and Tea company in the USA! Sahoja is grateful to have them in our family of brands, and to also have an Impact Project for the Impact-U Foundation they support.

The following blog is reposted from their website, and more information about…


Christal Earle, founder of Brave Soles

When you combine problem solving with creative vision, amazing things can happen. Join Sahoja in welcoming Brave Soles to our ethical brand family! Christal Earle founded Brave Soles in 2017 by building relationships with artisans in the Dominican Republic and crafting a way to upcycle tires, inner tubes, and leather from old airplane seats.

BRAVE SOLES’ STORY

As the founder of an international youth humanitarian organization, Christal Earle had been working and learning from a local community of garbage dump workers since 2005 on the north coast of Dominican Republic.

Among everything else in that garbage dump, there was also…


MADE FREE® was born out of a desire for social reform and monumental change in an industry that could transform the lives of millions of people. This is the story of Brad and Katherine Jeffery and their vision of freedom for those working in the fashion industry. Join Sahoja in welcoming them as a member of our brand family.

THE TRIP THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE

After Brad’s return from travels in Africa and South Asia, he couldn’t shake the hunger to develop a business model to help the millions of people suffering from human trafficking, slavery and extreme poverty. As…

Sahoja® - Stronger Together®

Sahoja is a community-owned marketplace that makes it easier to spread kindness, and members earn Loyalty Points.

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