Bangladesh is an amazing country but it's also a place of incredible poverty.
In 2004, shortly after founder Samantha Morshed arrived in Bangladesh, she started Hathay Bunano, a non-for-profit organisation that aimed to bring sustainable and flexible employment to rural women in Bangladesh who are poor and often disadvantaged. What started with teaching 12 people how to knit, became an opportunity for over 2000 Bangladesh women to work, and in 2010 Pebble became international!
As such, Pebble toys has helped support families in rural Bangladesh by removing the need for economic migration to the cities and by providing women with flexible working opportunities close to their homes. Their living standards and ability to help pay their children's school fees has improved.