I received this Kazi 10” table plate from the Stellar Product Testing Panel. The first thing I noticed is how incredibly well-made and beautiful it is! The craftsmanship is amazing, and it looks lovely against my wooden table. The attached card says that the trivet was made by Christine from Rwanda, whose wages are helping her make improvements to her home and save money to send her kids to school. I was touched by Christine’s story, and struck by how it closely resembles my own. Meeting the needs of our families, safe and comfortable housing, and education are common goals no matter the community or circumstances we were born into. As I read Kazi’s mission statements, I was impressed by how this company not only sells beautiful handmade goods to a ready market in wealthy nations, but does so in a way that offers dignity and a living wage to the artisans. This is a mission I can get behind. Thank you for the opportunity to test this table plate, and introducing me to a company I feel great about supporting!