I met my friend Harriet a few months ago and the woman is a powerhouse! She's not only extraordinarily savvy about business but she's one of those rare entrepreneurs who places Doing Good For the Community at the top of her priority list.
Harriet founded and runs a non-profit called Ugandan Merchandise selling beautiful handmade goods made by women in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya.
This, from the website:
"These ladies—many of them—are gender-based victimized women who survived the genocide to enter into a new age in Rwanda: the AIDS epidemic. Our super talented basket weavers are positive. They’re also powerful, and resigned to nothing. Instead, they’re committed to a future in which there is full awareness—and widespread prevention—in place for HIV/AIDS in Rwanda and the rest of East Africa. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of all baskets go to Support AIDS/HIV Victims Rwanda. These women have medical assistance from the government, but 100% of your purchase price buys their lodging, food, clothing, and other necessities for them and their families."