Here are a few of my favorite ways to make a difference:  

Purchase products like jewelry, scarves, home decor etc...produced by artisans empowered through sustainable business here:
                                                                                                 mytradesofhope.com/carolward
Purchase fair trade organic hand spun yarn and other products here:

ecobutterfly.com

Purchase a sari blanket, home decor and other beautiful things that empower people to rise out of poverty here:  

yobelmarket.com

Purchase my mixed media fiber art here. The threads I use in my mixed media fiber art are purchased from organic and fair trade sources. My profits help me continue to support Compassion International's ministry to children living in extreme poverty:

bluevioletprayers.etsy.com