Restore Women's Livelihood

Women in our area are being thrown out of their businesses by corporate developers and need help getting back up and running.

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Project Ends on November 19, 2018

Project Description

We are in a growing and developing rural area. The major cities about 50-90 miles away can no longer support their infrastructure so developers have taken a bite on the area in between. As a result real state, particularly commercial has seen a huge change. Business are being asked to leave their rental properties so the building can be torn down and a big corporate area can be made. These are mom and pop shops, salons, boutiques, and they rely on their business to support their families. 
However one area not being touched is the downtown historic district. The big corporations are too scared of the city ordinances on historic preservation to move this way. The displaced business owners, almost all women, are seeking buildings downtown. The problem is they must be restored and brought to code before the businesses can move in, and done so quickly as time is money. I decided to step in and help. I am working on the second restore in a 2700 sq ft building that will house 2 different businesses, a salon and a boutique. The restore has been tough, with black mastic, electrical issues, and old plumbing. We have 800 sq ft left to work with and our permit is getting close to expire!!! Taxes, utilities is coming due for these ladies and they are not up and running yet, funds are gone, as most live pay check to pay check and the move was a hard ship for them from not being up and running no revenue coming in. They have lost wages as well as their employees. Some of these women were originally in the Mitchell Road Mall owned by Farbman Group. However Farbman Group has allowed the building and parking lot to fall into despair, causing the county government to take court action. To avoid Suit, FG placed the property for sale, and the women after being stuck in the middle of all this were then push out of the property. From all our research we have learned this is pretty common of this company, business being business we want to move on and get focused on women's.
We are asking for your help to finish and are giving up merchandise as a thank you to you. We need this finished soon as these women rely on their businesses to support their families. We have calculated the costs at $3,000.00 for the bare minimum to finish, however we could use more to help cover the losses these ladies have suffered and any surprises along the way, old buildings tend to do that.  We all have been working hard to keep our section of this town alive and to maintain independence.
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Frequently Asked Questions:

We have included some news links of the issues this property developer has caused across the US, this billion dollar company does not care about anything but the bottom dollar. From Negligence to Racism they have left a trail of victims, including the women in our area.

1. Below is the link regarding the Detroit Schools Sick Out that was caused by embezzlement, yes they stole from children!

https://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2009/11/detroit_school_off…

2. The next link is a suit brought on in Chicago by a non profit, they refused to rent their building to them because of the type of people they serve, lower class African Americans.

https://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/illinois/ilndce/1…

3. Woman injured on their property from leaking ceiling, this is something very common with Farbman Group

https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/510578337-woman-lodges-premises-li…

 

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This is a high end luxury Bee Venom sheet mask all the way from New Zealand. The mask is infused with Bee Venom, Manuka Honey, Organic Coconut and essential oils. Made to reduce lines and pores, even skin tone, fight dryness, and give a natural youthful glow. This mask is usually warm and tingly when first applied but will start to soften as worn. After using many just massage into skin and go to bed. 

Bee Venom is a Powder. The powder will collect at the bottom of bee hives. Workers simply slide the tray out of the bottom and scrape the venom powder off. This has been proven to actually decrease the rate of disease by removing the venom. Bees only die if their stinger is lodged and stuck in an object, they do not die from releasing venom which is a common occurrence with them in busy hives. 

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$10
Worlds Best Goats Milk Soap Bar

So silky it feels like a lotion bar, but it is actually Soap. Hand Crafted from historic Amish Tradition, this soap is universal in healing properties. From Acne to Fungus to Eczema. Made from organic ingredients as well as organic Goats, lol!!

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Bee Venom Mask From New Zealand

DO NOT USE IF ALLERGIC TO BEES!!

NO BEES ARE HARMED IN MAKING THIS MASK!!

This is a high end luxury Bee Venom sheet mask all the way from New Zealand. The mask is infused with Bee Venom, Manuka Honey, Organic Coconut and essential oils. Made to reduce lines and pores, even skin tone, fight dryness, and give a natural youthful glow. This mask is usually warm and tingly when first applied but will start to soften as worn. After using many just massage into skin and go to bed. 

Bee Venom is a Powder. The powder will collect at the bottom of bee hives. Workers simply slide the tray out of the bottom and scrape the venom powder off. This has been proven to actually decrease the rate of disease by removing the venom. Bees only die if their stinger is lodged and stuck in an object, they do not die from releasing venom which is a common occurrence with them in busy hives. 

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Some samples but more larger full sized beauty Products. Let us know your shades, colors, textures and scents and we will try our best to fit you with something nice. All from Organic Products from around the World. 

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The SkinCare Life Savior

Let us know your skin care concerns or problems you are facing along with a guess on your skin type and we will customize you a treatment plan from some of the best products hand picked by our Cosmebotanists. 

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