Don’t pooh-pooh it

Make a difference while shopping. You can log on to Buy Change and purchase items like soap from Afghanistan, salad dressing created by inner city children, handbags made by women and children who have escaped or have been rescued from sexual exploitation and slavery. The most interesting is the paper made from elephant poo. Due to population growth, humans have been moving into the elephants’ habitat in Sri Lanka. The animals have had to feed on their crops and the farmers kill them, usually with primitive weapons causing a more painful death. To resolve the man-elephant conflict, Mr. Ellie Pooh and Maximus developed a process whereby elephant dung can be turned into paper. The villagers get good jobs, the animals stop becoming just a nuisance to them and perhaps the killings will stop. The company is looking to expand into India and Africa.

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