Paper Power

Get Paper Industry  (GPI) is a remarkable artisans’ cooperative whose members make beautiful paper from recycled fabric scraps and natural fibers. It changes the lives of nearly 100 artisans and uses proceeds from their sales to fund:

  • Scholarships for girls to attend school
  • Support of five schools which educate 700 children
  • Eco-friendly production techniques
  • Planting more than 4,000 trees
  • Promotion of AIDS awareness among truck drivers
  • Efforts to reduce trafficking of women and girls

“I remember one young woman whose husband died within a month after marriage,” Milan recalled. “She was in real trouble, because the support wasn’t there. She came to us and now is doing much better. She can make her own decisions and is more respected now.”

Click here to support GPI by purchasing their products

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