Water and Wages for Africa
Photo © Indego Africa
Indego Africa returns all profits from the sale of fair-trade handicrafts, like wine-bottle bags and Dutch wax cloth coasters (left), to its Rwandan artisans. Plus, it provides training in entrepreneurship, literacy and computer skills. indegoafrica.org.
Wine to Water began as a series of wine-tasting fund-raisers. Now, founder Doc Hendley works directly with people in places like Darfur and Uganda to build wells and filtration systems. To raise money, the nonprofit even makes wine. winetowater.org.
Meals for Hungry Kids
Photo Courtesy of Boisset Family Estates
Boisset Family Estates, producer of the excellent DeLoach wines from Sonoma's Russian River Valley, buys three meals for families in need for every bottle sold. That translates into more than a million meals a year for hunger-relief organizations like Feed the Children. boissetfamilyestates.com.