Shop for fair trade items made by artisans from all over the world at PAMBE Ghana's Tenth Annual Global Market

PAMBE Ghana will begin the annual fundraising effort for its La'Angum Learning Center in northern Ghana with the opening of the Global Market, a seasonal fair trade shop.

The new location is in a ground floor space at The Sieber Apartments located at 1301 N. Hudson in Midtown, Oklahoma City.

The Global Market will be open this year from November 9 to December 23, 2017.

Hours are:

Sun, noon – 4pm
Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, noon – 6pm
Thurs, noon – 7pm

The Global Market provides fair trade shopping for unusual and unique gifts, including a wide selection of folk art from around the world. Volunteers staff the Global Market and all merchandise is purchased directly from artisans or from certified members of the Fair Trade Federation. Fair trade principles include a guarantee that artisans are paid a fair price for their products. They also receive assistance with design development, quality control and improved working conditions.

Fair trade products at the Global Market come from almost every continent, including countries such as Guatemala, Haiti, Peru, Ghana, Burkina Faso, India, Nepal and Indonesia.

All proceeds from the Global Market benefit PAMBE Ghana's La'Angum Learning Center in northern Ghana. La'Angum Learning Center is a collaboration that has brought the promise of literacy to underserved villages in rural Ghana. The market sales sustain a large part of La’Angum Learning Center’s operating funds, including crucial funds to retain and continue to educate an excellent group of dedicated teachers.

Local nonprofit PAMBE Ghana brings its fair trade Global Market to Oklahoma City holiday shoppers, Nov. 9-Dec. 23.

This year, the Market will have a new location at 1301 N. Hudson Ave, Midtown, Oklahoma City, thanks to a new sponsorship from The Sieber Apartments, which is providing the space. For information about the location, visit www.thesieber.com.

“For ten years, the Global Market has provided fair trade shopping for unusual and unique gifts and folk art from around the world,” Tom Temple, PAMBE Ghana president, said. “Our volunteers and our customers appreciate that all profits go into supporting PAMBE Ghana’s educational program in northern Ghana.”

Beginning Nov. 9, the Global Market will be open noon-4 p.m. on Sunday; noon-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; and from noon-7 p.m. on Thursdays.

The Global Market is PAMBE Ghana’s main fundraiser for the La’Angum Learning Center. The center is a collaboration that has brought the promise of literacy to underserved villages in rural Ghana. An education is offered to both girls and boys, as well as children of all faiths.

Shoppers will have several new fair trade items to choose from this year, including recycled metal and springstone pieces from Zimbabwe. Volunteers staff the Global Market, and all merchandise is purchased directly from artisans or from certified members of the Fair Trade Federation. Fair trade principles include a guarantee that artisans are paid a fair price for their products. They also receive assistance with design development, quality control and improved working conditions.

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