nest is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the lives of women in developing countries. the mission of nest is to support women artists and artisans in the developing world by helping them create sustainable entrepreneurial businesses. nest does this by providing micro-credit loans to be used for the purchase of the supplies and materials necessary to begin and/or maintain art or craft-based businesses. when you buy from nest, you have not only have purchased a unique and beautiful item for yourself or your home, you have participated in a proven effort to better the lives of women all across the globe. through nest's work, and your participation, women all over the globe will be able to plant their roots in a refuge filled with warmth, solace, comfort and joy. to learn more about nest, go to www.buildanest.com.