Kate, the woman behind House of Talents, is an inspiration. You can learn about her early years and the impact of one anthropolgy grad student on her life on the House of Talents website. As an adult, Kate went on to form House of Talents, which seeks to empower the talented poor of Ghana by providing education/training, health insurance and childcare to their participating artisans. House of Talents partners with the artisans’ communities on community development projects, like building libraries. Check out Kate’s inspiring TedX Talk to learn more. While you are at the House of Talents website, make sure to check out the amazing wares. They have one of a kind candle holders (often made from recycled materials), pet goods (the cutest cat baskets), baskets, and more! Through the end of the year, shipping is free!!