#BetterTogether- Kristen Purcell, Retail Customer from the AJ Marketplace

May 28, 2018

Addis Jemari  is sharing with all of you a unique series about the heart and soul behind AJ…all of YOU and how we are better together. Here is a word from Kristen Purcell, one of our AJ Marketplace customers and why she agrees we are #BetterTogether.

When I first learned about Addis Jemari, I thought I was just shopping at another “vendor event,” browsing gifts for the holidays. After picking out a beautiful pair of earrings for myself, I learned that by purchasing those earrings, it meant I was contributing to a charity that helped end the cycle of poverty in young teen girls in Ethiopia. I knew from then on that anytime I needed to hunt for a special gift for someone important to me, I would seek out Addis Jemari. Not only because I knew each piece was unique and special, but because I knew my purchase was going to a much bigger cause and is making a huge impact in the lives of these girls. Watching this not-for-profit grow makes my heart smile and the joy that I’ve seen it bring to the woman who are involved has been overwhelming.

The pieces I have purchased for myself have become wonderful staples in my closet and when people ask me where they can get theirs, I share the Addis Jemari story.

~Kristen Purcell