MissionMade is a Minnesota non-profit whose mission is to help other non-profit and charity partners increase their revenue and the capacity to tell their story in a new way to existing donors and new customers.
MissionMade does this by creating, purchasing/managing inventory, and fulfilling orders through the e-commerce stores we host on behalf of the non-profits we represent.
MissionMade manages each non-profit’s customized store and donates 20% of all revenue from their store back to that non-profit partner and their mission (the national average is 3%).
If you would like to know more about MissionMade, have a non-profit you think we should work with, have a product we should consider selling, or if you want to make a donation to our cause, you can visit us at MissionMade.org
Compatible Technology International (CTI) is a nonprofit that is dedicated to helping families in developing countries access innovative farming tools so they can produce food more sustainably and bring their crops to market.
We believe that a world without extreme poverty is entirely possible, and for us, it starts with providing tools for communities that are traditionally overlooked by mainstream engineering. We design tools in collaboration with smallholder farmers who evaluate our prototypes and provide feedback to ensure our designs are effective and culturally appropriate. We deliver our tools at an affordable price through direct sales to small farmers, entrepreneurs and organizations. We believe in the powerful idea that if people in poverty can improve their food production and raise their incomes, they are on the way to opening up greater opportunities for themselves, their children and their communities.
Helping farmers produce an abundance of nutritious food and bring it to market is one of the most effective methods of reducing global poverty.
We collaborate with small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to develop practical, affordable tools that help communities harvest and process their crops more efficiently and effectively. In Malawi, we are working with women peanut producers to design new tools for harvesting, stripping, and shelling their nuts, so they can increase the production and value of their crop.
We work with partners globally to distribute our tools, which provide the rural poor—women in particular—with opportunities to transform their lives. Women's groups in Kenya, Guyana, and in over 50 countries across the globe are running thriving micro-enterprises selling peanut butter and other products milled with our grinder. In Senegal, we are distributing grain threshers to help farmers and entrepreneurs reduce their drudgery and improve the quality of nutritious pearl millet grain.
Handmade Ceramic Bowl
This beautiful, handmade ceramic bowl was created by JJ Jucick, a renowned St. Paul ceramic artist.
Sales from this bowl support CTl's mission to fight hunger in Africa by equipping rural communities with innovative farming tools and business training. Your purchase helps families around the world produce an abundance of nutritious food while also helping them build thriving enterprises. Your support brings hope to the hungry.
Bowl Size: 5 3/4" wide at the top 2 1/2" base x 3 1/4" deep
Care Instructions: These bowls have been hand-glazed and are food-safe. They are dishwasher safe, although we recommend hand-washing them instead to enhance the longevity of your beautiful, ceramic bowl.
ARTIST'S STORY: JJ Jucick's passion for clay began with a wheel throwing class in Naples, Florida in 2007. From his first day in a pottery studio, he was immediately transfixed by the joys and challenges of the material, and the process of making art with clay. In 2009 JJ relocated to Asheville, North Carolina; an area well known for its roots in ceramic art tradition. There, he attended Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts as a student, and later joined their staff as a Studio Technician. After several years of work and study, he started his life as a full time studio potter, and Axis Pottery was born. He makes both decorative and functional stoneware pottery and works with a variety of glazes, image transfer and masking techniques to create strong, high contrast graphics, which represent his passion for modern art, pop culture and urban life.