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Introducing myself and my journal: Global Sistergoods

About Me:
Kristi Jo (KJ) Lewis is the founder and President/CEO of Global Sistergoods (, an online marketplace of fair trade products made by women. She spent most of the ‘90s in southern Africa working on women’s rights issues and as a volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corps in Namibia. She moved to Portland in 2001 with her husband David, an artist, and two incorrigible African bush dogs. She has been the recipient of several honors, including a 2008 Portland Business Journal Orchid Award and the Soroptomists International of Portland Making a Difference for Women Award. Her bad habits include talking quite a lot about her amazing infant daughter, Linden Charlotte, and singing off-key.


Hello KJ!!!

I'm Tess... and i just read your profile. I salute you, Maam!!!

Portland, Oregon is close to my heart.. and maybe someday, soon, i will share with you why. For now, i enjoy browsing through the many beautiful posts in WorldPulse... and meeting women like you who share my passion, too.

take care,



pvariel's picture

Good to see you here

Hi, Good to see you here. Great and bold step, move forward. All Good Wishes. phil

erica's picture

Greetings from Cameroon

Hi kj,
We are please to learn of the wonderful work you are doing to improve the welbeing and safeguard the livelihood of marginalised producers in developing countries through fair trade ,thus enabling rural women to be economically independent.
NDOPCRAFT is a fair trade organisation based in Cameroon.Our org. will be grateful to supply your company with exquisite handcrafts from women groups in rural communities.
Our products include music instruments,basketry,toys and games ,dolls,mask and home decor

We are signatories of IFAT fair trade code of practice and we look forward to make a difference in the lives of our producers through fairtrade not aid in making poverty history.



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