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Global Activism: Local Company Provides Economic Opportunities to Women in Cambodia

It's Thursday, and time for our Global Activism series. Each Thursday we hear about an individual who's decided to work to make the world a better place. Lia Valerio is one of the founders of Malia Designs. They're a fair trade company that provides economic opportunities to women in Cambodia. Along with providing jobs, Malia Designs also donates a portion of their profits back to organizations in Cambodia.

Lia started Malia Designs after a trip to Cambodia. She had just finished up here stint with the Peace Corp and she had the option of getting a ticket back home or using the money for a ticket for some place else. She decided to travel across Southeast Asia. Valerio felt a strong connection with Cambodia.

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