Cause Partner Of The Week Palms For Life Fund
Introducing Sevenly’s Cause Partner of the week, the Palms for Life Fund! Dedicated to fighting poverty by addressing its root causes, Palm’s For Life Fund reaches out to underprivileged communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America focusing on food security, water access, and education. They also raise awareness about hunger and poverty in the United States through Faces of Hunger.
Since its inception in 2006, Palms for Life has impacted the lives of thousands of people around the world.
Palms for Life was founded in 2006 by Hannah Laufer-Rottman who has spent her entire career helping poor people improve their livelihood around the globe. She held senior positions at the United Nations World Food Programme. During her 30 year career with the UN, she saw the devastating effects of hunger, lack of clean water and facilities, and poverty in general. She lived and worked in disadvantaged communities in West-Africa and Latin America. When she left the UN, Ms. Laufer-Rottman committed herself to continue the fight to end hunger and poverty, focusing primarily on the countries where she’d gained first-hand experience.
Ms. Laufer-Rottman’s vision for Palms for Life is an organization that fights for basic human rights, beyond charity or hand-outs, by fostering active participation and ownership by local populations. This ensures sustainable results that remain long term!
Palms for Life Fund’s mission is to advocate for and support the creation of infrastructure that provides access to education, food, water and sanitation for vulnerable communities throughout Africa, Latin America, and Asia. They operate from a basic human rights perspective – because access to safe and sustainable food, water, sanitation, and education is a right, not just a humanitarian issue.
An important part of Palms for Life’s mission is also to raise awareness about hunger and poverty in the United States. In 2009, Palms for Life produced the Faces of Hunger in America film contest in which young filmmakers all across the country revealed the nature of hunger in their communities.
At Sevenly, we know you will agree that this is a world-changing organization well worth supporting. This week, we have created a collection page with the popular Sevenly graphics and fantastic new art from Palms for Life Fund. You’ll want to stay tuned all week long as we add new products and styles with their timely message. Head over to the collection page today, because the collaboration only lasts for a week!