This week, students from The Refugee Action Committee (RAC) and Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA) at Gettysburg College are co-sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit Project Gaia and the Former Women Fuel Carriers Association in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. These beautiful, hand-loomed scarves are available in a variety of patterns and a rainbow of colors for only $15.00 each. These make wonderful presents for family, friends — or just for yourself!
WHEN: Monday, December 5th – Friday, December 9th, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: College Union Building Lobby at Gettysburg College
The Former Women Fuel Wood Carriers Association
The FWFCA or The Former Women Fuel Wood Carriers Association is an organization devoted to bettering the lives of Ethiopian women who previously worked as “fuel wood carriers” – women who manually cut down trees outside the city of Addis Ababa, carried the wood into the marketplaces of the city, and sold each day’s load for less than $1.00. The FWFCA provides women with an alternate source of income by teaching valuable skills like weaving.
Please watch two of our videos – Both were filmed on site by Jake Boritt, an award-winning Gettysburg and Harlem based filmmaker.