Welcome to the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) Online Store:
Shop for a Cause, Shop Palestine. As part of our work to aid Palestinian children and families, MECA buys and sells Palestinian crafts and goods to support the talented craftspeople in Palestine, help them generate income, and protect their way of life. Read more about the Palestinian Artisans. Additional proceeds from sale of these items will be used to support our programs in Palestine.
|ABOUT SHOP PALESTINE|
For ten years, MECA and the women of Joining Hands have held an annual bazaar of Palestinian handmade crafts. Throughout each year, we spend time building relationships with artisans, farmers and craftspeople—especially women—living in the West Bank and Gaza, who make beautiful handwoven rugs, wooden sculptures, pottery, embroidery, soap, jewelry and more. Most of these communities have had much of their agricultural land confiscated by Israel, and for many of our Palestinian friends, these crafts are their sole means of livelihood and survival.
We are now excited to make these incredible products available for purchase online, and ask that you continue to check our Shop Palestine page for new items, as we continue to post them. Our store also features scarves, handbags, and other unique accessories from Turkey, Egypt, and Lebanon to support our programs.
Special thanks to Teandre Miles for photography.
If you are local, we welcome you to shop directly at our Berkeley, CA office, where you can pick up a bottle of olive oil and much more! For any questions on items and orders, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.