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(Courtesy of five ACCESSORIES)
Women in Cambodia sow garments that will be sold by five ACCESSORIES

Feb. 16, 2012

Worldview talks with Chicago native Susan Peters about her autobiography Sweet Liberia, Lessons from the Coal Pot.  The book tells the story of how Peters became stranded during the Liberian Civil War.  She’d moved to Liberia because she was disgusted with how African-Americans were treated in the U.S.  Also,  five ACCESSORIES’ founder Christine Hutchison wanted out to find a way out of the corporate world and do something that would make a lasting difference in people’s lives.  So she started a social entrepreneurship project selling women’s accessories.  The profits benefit the artisans making the products.  She tells Worldview how the project works.  And, we'll check in with Mona Purdy, founder of Share Your Soles.