What’s On Our World Peace Shelf — World Bank

To find out why I started this series, check out World Peace Shelf.

To read other posts in this series, check out Multicultural Nesting DollsInternational Children Magnets with World Map“Peace” & Peacekeeper Cards, & Trades of Hope.

Have you heard of Trades of Hope?  It’s an organization that helps employ and empower women all over the world (but especially in developing countries), and they create some beautiful products.  I recently went to a Trades of Hope party, and I found some things that would be perfect for our World Peace Shelf!

world bank 1

I was immediately drawn to this World Bank (made by women in Bangladesh), and it led me to take this World Peace Shelf one step further — we could show L how to be an active promoter of World Peace!  I showed her how to put coins in the top of the bank, and she immediately ran to my purse and stole my wallet.  Whenever she asks for money for her World Bank, we give her a few coins.  What are we saving up for?

Trades of Hope Bank 2

We told L that when her World Bank fills up with money, she can choose someone from around the world to donate it to.  We turned on the computer and went to Kiva — where you can fund a loan to help a borrower go to school or start a business.  When the loan is repaid, you can then lend that money to another borrower.  We were looking to fund somebody from Bangladesh (since that’s where the World Bank was made), but that country wasn’t listed.  Instead, we chose Guatemala.  We looked at all of the pictures of borrowers, and L chose a group of women who are starting a jewelry-making business.

My little worldchanger.  🙂

“Of all things, love is the most potent.” ~Maria Montessori

Come back tomorrow to see what children’s books we are pairing with our World Peace Shelf!

8 thoughts on “What’s On Our World Peace Shelf — World Bank

  1. I like this idea! I’d look into buying that bank, but we already have one in our nursery. This article caught my attention because it reminded me of the theme of our nursery – Love Around the World. Almost all of the items around Little One’s nursery are from other countries. We have a book that we keep with the stories of the artifacts. This is one small way we are trying to share the world with our children, even from a young age. After all, is one ever too young?

  2. Love this idea! I have been sharing your blog post at my gatherings and in my Facebook parties.

    I’m a Trades of Hope Compassionate Entrepreneur, so if anyone is looking to purchase this World Changer Coin Bank or any of our other beautiful products that empower women out of poverty and sex trafficking, please contact me! http://www.mytradesofhope.com/melaniesunukjian

    We are always on the look out for hostesses to spread our beautiful mission (and get free and half price products) and other women who want a flexible and soul-feeding job. Come partner with us to empower women around the world!

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