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.
20% of Your Order Goes Directly to CTI! Donations to Date: $40
Featured Products for CTI
Handmade Ceramic Bowl Story
This beautiful, handmade ceramic bowl was designed and created for CTI by JJ Jucick, a renowned St. Paul ceramic artist.
Compatible Technology International (CTI) designs and delivers tools for small-holder farmers in Africa that lift peanuts from the ground, remove the peanuts from the stems, and shell and grind the peanuts to make peanut butter. With CTI tools, peanut production can increase up to 1,500%
Sterling Silver Earrings, 'Minimalist Square' Story
Pichaya grew up on a farm in Thailand surrounded by rice paddy fields and green landscapes. She worked at the vegetable stand with her family as a young girl where she learned that good and simple food can make life better. As an adult she applied that same idea to her jewelry creations "My designs are simple and nice, just like me! My jewelry is designed for everyone and every age; it's comfortable and light weight. You can enjoy wearing my jewelry everyday and for every occasion.
This one-of-a-kind beautiful necklace was created by women involved in the Hope Again Women's Project in Rakai, Uganda. The income earned by these hard-working mothers and grandmothers allows them the ability to obtain medical care and schooling to support their children as well as orphaned children in their community.
This beautiful necklace was created by women involved in the Hope Again Women's Project in Rakai, Uganda.
The income earned by these hard-working mothers and grandmothers allows them the ability to obtain medical care and schooling to support their children as well as orphaned children in their community.
These bracelets are made by the Hope Again Women's Project in Rakai, Uganda. Each purchase supports the livelihoods of mothers and grandmothers in Rakai as well as their children and other children in the community whom they support!
These bracelets are made by the Hope Again Women's Project in Rakai, Uganda where the first case of AIDS in the world was diagnosed. The women cut recycled magazines into strips, roll them into beads, and then shellac them. The purchase of these bracelets provides income to women affected by the HIV/AIDS virus, which enables them to obtain medical care and support their children and orphans in their communities, and also helps feed children around the world!
This bracelet was handmade by artist Chaloemphon Krasear in Thailand. "I learned this craft through visiting an elder friend when I was in high school. I studied each step to produce items in leather. Leather craft is more than a source of income — through leather, I also meet many new friends around the world. "My wife sews the bags. We are very happy to work together. My wife keeps the waste leather to cut into many different shapes to decorate fabric bags or create the small key chains we give to our customers as gifts."
Dakotah Beard Oil is a small husband and wife operation, making their products by hand in a small town in North Dakota. They are passionate about high quality products so they only use the highest quality ingredients to give you the best results – and the best beard products possible. Each product is made in small batches and are perfect for the fellow beardsmen.
Natural Flower Dangle Earrings, 'Chiang Mai Beauty' Story
Danai is from Thailand where he has been working with preserving nature's most beautiful elements for over 20 years. It has enabled him to provide employment to others in his community so they can provide for their families. From the very beginning, one of his main objectives was to employ women, to create opportunities for women to support their families. He is also very careful to create zero waste when creating their works since nature is their inspiration!
Handmade by community members in Northern Ghana this beautiful bicycle basket provides a livelihood for 25 members of the community! This bicycle basket was handwoven from a tropical grass called the elephant grass or veta vera and hand-dyed using natural elements. Each basket comes with leather straps.
"I am the second of three siblings and I started working when I was 11 years old to pay for school due to my family’s economic situation. While I was in junior high, I became a woodcarver and kept practicing that craft until I finished high school. My family only uses traditional tools like scissors, hammers, knives and chisels. My village also has artisans who make jewelry, but I design unique pieces which are inspired by Bali’s art, culture and traditions.” Made Wardika, Bali
The designers at Joias do Rio find inspiration in nature's true beauty, as well as in the magnificence of Rio de Janeiro. One of humankind's earliest artistic expressions is that of wearing jewelry. From seeds, flowers and wood to metal and gemstones, jewelry symbolizes a culture's values and historic periods. Their original designs showcase the infinite variety of colors and shapes of Brazilian gemstones.
These baskets are made by mothers and grandmothers involved in the Hope Again Women's Project in Rakai, Uganda. Throughout each week, the women of the cooperative come together to weave these beautiful, hand-dyed grass baskets. These sturdy, well-made, beautiful baskets are inspiring and are a wonderful reflection of the women who make them.