This Mother’s Day, we are celebrating hardworking moms worldwide
Through One Common Goal, our sustainability-focused awareness campaign, we have been exposing the stories of Westrock Coffee farmers and Raven & Lily (R+L) artisans. Most of the artisans who create R+L products are mothers. Their consistent partnership with R+L, creating cherish-worthy items to be sold in the US, is the way that they are able to consistently provide for their families. Through ethical production and trade, they are able to invest in their families and become experts at their craft.
Meet other hard working mothers that Westrock and Raven+Lily have the privilege of working with every day:
Willie is a single mother of five. Her husband died years ago. An expatriate offered to train her in the art of artisan horn craft, so she took this opportunity as a means to gain a skill and to provide a way to educate her children. She is now the ‘mama’ of fifteen other women who have been trained in this skill as well.
She loves making horn jewelry and it has helped to provide for her family in a time of need. Now she can help others.
“I hope those who wear this jewelry know it’s truly making a difference in our lives.”
Vestine is a mother of four boys and a dedicated coffee farmer. Vestine dreamed of becoming a coffee farmer since she was much younger, but was not able to afford the land needed to start her own farm. Vestine and her husband saved until they had enough money to start their own farm and then began selling her beans to Westrock.
Through her partnership with Westrock, Vestine now makes enough money from her coffee to provide food for her family and send her children to school. Today, she dreams of using her coffee money to open a retail store that will help them send their sons to universities.
“I wish for my children to have a good education up to university. I want my children to be better than me.”
NOMINATE A SPECIAL MOM TO WIN THIS:
1.Follow Raven + Lily and Westrock Coffee on Facebook or Instagram
2.Tell us why one mom in your life deserves to be featured for their amazingness
(Don’t forget to tag us so that we see your entry)
The winning mom will receive 1 R+L handcrafted candle, 2 handcrafted bars of soap and 3 bags of Westrock Coffee
The nominator will also receive 2 bags of Westrock!