Shop by Cause: U.S Based Groups

As a fair trade organization, The Little Market is committed to working with underserved artisans and producers.

We also partner with several groups in the United States that are creating opportunities for resettled refugees, young mothers, and individuals who have experienced homelessness and incarceration. They are empowered to build new lives for themselves and their families.

artisan: Made by DWC of the Downtown Women's Center

MADE by DWC, the social enterprise component of the Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles, California, provides intensive job training and transitional employment opportunities within product and retail environments. These programs give the essential skills and support needed to transition out of homelessness. Through dignified work, participants can rebuild their self-esteem and create safer, healthier futures.

SOAPS

Country: Los Angeles, CaliforniaTechnique: MELT + POUR SOAPMAKING

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Soap - Chamomile

$ 12.00

So fresh, so clean! Designed for sensitive skin and scented with 100% essential chamomile oil, this soap is handmade in small batches from high-quality ingredients, including vitamin E, shea butter,...

Details

  • Approximately: 6 oz.
  • Ingredients: chamomile essential oil, olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, safflower oil, lauric acid, glycerin (kosher), honey, shea butter, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitol, triethanolamine, sodium chloride, vitamin E oil, EDTA, sorbitan oleate, soy bean protein, titanium dioxide
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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Soap - Coconut

$ 12.00

So fresh, so clean! Designed for sensitive skin and scented with coconut fragrance oil, this soap is handmade in small batches from high-quality ingredients, including vitamin E, mango butter, and...

Details

  • Approximately: 6 oz.
  • Ingredients: coconut fragrance oil, palm oil, coconut oil, lauric acid, glycerin (kosher), honey, mango butter, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitol, triethanolamine, sodium chloride, goat’s milk, vitamin E oil, sorbitan oleate, soy bean protein, titanium dioxide

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Soap - Lavender

$ 12.00

So fresh, so clean! Designed for sensitive skin and scented with 100% essential lavender oil, this soap is handmade in small batches from high-quality ingredients, including vitamin E, shea butter,...

Details

  • Approximately: 6 oz.
  • Ingredients: lavender essential oil, olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, safflower oil, lauric acid, glycerin (kosher), honey, shea butter, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitol, triethanolamine, sodium chloride, vitamin E oil, EDTA, sorbitan oleate, soy bean protein, titanium dioxide
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur.

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Soap - Lemon

$ 12.00

So fresh, so clean! Designed for sensitive skin and scented with 100% essential lemon oil, this soap is handmade in small batches from high-quality ingredients, including vitamin E, mango butter,...

Details

  • Approximately: 6 oz.
  • Ingredients: lemon essential oil, palm oil, coconut oil, lauric acid, glycerin (kosher), honey, mango butter, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitol, triethanolamine, sodium chloride, goat’s milk, vitamin E oil, sorbitan oleate, soy bean protein, titanium dioxide
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur

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artisan: Bright ENDEAVORS

Bright Endeavors empowers young mothers from under-resourced communities. Through a job training program, the hardworking women are equipped with career skills, professional development, and a life-changing means to succeed in the workforce. They are empowered to build a bright career path, raise strong families, and create loving homes and communities.

Soaking Salts + Sugar Scrubs

Country: Chicago, IllinoisTechnique: Hand-blending

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Soaking Salt - Hibiscus & Freesia

$ 18.00

Drop a dash of this soaking salt to your bath. It has been carefully hand-blended from hibiscus petals, natural freesia oil, and pink Himalayan sea salt. Each purchase empowers young...

Details

  • 8 oz.
  • Phthalate-free
  • Ingredients: pink Himalayan sea salt, natural freesia oil (fragrance), and hibiscus herbs

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Soaking Salt - Lavender

$ 18.00

Lavender is well-known as a soothing and calming flower. This soaking salt has been carefully hand-blended from lavender herb, natural lavender oil, and pink Himalayan sea salt. Each purchase empowers...

Details

  • 8 oz.
  • Phthalate-free
  • Ingredients: pink Himalayan sea salt, all-natural lavender oil (fragrance), and lavender herbs

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Sugar Scrub - Peppermint

$ 24.00

Refresh your tired skin with a deep exfoliation. Achieve irresistibly soft and hydrated skin with a sugar and coconut oil scrub. Infused with peppermint fragrance oil for a fresh experience. Each...

Details

  • Approximately: 6 oz.
  • Glass container: 3" tall x 2.5" wide
  • Caution: essential and fragrance oils may be irritating to some skin types.
  • As with all handmade items, variations will occur.

Ingredients + Benefits

  • Sugar: exfoliates + softens
  • Coconut Oil: moisturizes + hydrates
  • Peppermint Fragrance Oil: cleansing, energizing, rejuvenating + soothing
  • Full Ingredients: white sugar, coconut oil, peppermint fragrance oil

How To Use

  • Massage scrub gently on to damp skin in circular motion. Thoroughly rinse clean with warm water. Pat dry and enjoy freshly exfoliated, soft, and hydrated skin.
  • For external use only.
  • Recommended for body.
  • Proceed with caution on face and lips.

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Sugar Scrub - Vanilla

$ 24.00

Refresh your tired skin with a deep exfoliation. Achieve irresistibly soft and hydrated skin with a sugar and coconut oil scrub. Infused with vanilla fragrance oil for a relaxing experience....

Details

  • Approximately: 6 oz.
  • Glass container: 3" tall x 2.5" wide
  • Caution: essential and fragrance oils may be irritating to some skin types.
  • As with all handmade items, variations will occur.

Ingredients + Benefits

  • Sugar: exfoliates + softens
  • Coconut Oil: moisturizes + hydrates
  • Vanilla Fragrance Oil: antioxidant properties
  • Full Ingredients: white sugar, brown sugar, coconut oil, vanilla fragrance oil

How To Use

  • Massage scrub gently on to damp skin in circular motion. Thoroughly rinse clean with warm water. Pat dry and enjoy freshly exfoliated, soft, and hydrated skin.
  • For external use only.
  • Recommended for body.
  • Proceed with caution on face and lips.

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artisan: Gaia

GAIA’s mission is to empower underserved refugee women living in Dallas, Texas through employment, encouragement, and dedication to their long-term success here in the United States. The refugee women transform vintage and artisan-made textiles into home and personal accessories, with a focus on sustainability and quality design. Through a living wage and continued training and development, GAIA’s goal is to help lead these resilient women to financial independence and self-sufficiency.

accessories

Country: Dallas, TexasTechnique: JEWELRY MAKING + SEWING

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Leather Tassel Keychain - Black

$ 30.00

Add charm to your purse, keys, or clutch with a lovely leather tassel. This fringe keychain is handmade by refugee women, and it's the perfect accessory to get for a...

Details

  • Approximately 6.5" long
  • Materials: genuine suede, lambskin leather, brass lobster, brown leather loop
  • Care instructions: Gently remove dirt with a suede brush or eraser.
  • As with all handwoven items, variations will occur

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Small Leather Tassel Keychain - Rose

$ 30.00

Add charm to your purse, keys, or clutch with a lovely leather tassel. This fringe keychain is handmade by refugee women, and it's the perfect accessory to get for a...

Details

  • Approximately 4.5" long
  • Materials: genuine suede, lambskin leather, brass lobster, and brown leather loop
  • Care instructions: Gently remove dirt with a suede brush or eraser.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Girl's Mini Heart Purse - Blockprint

$ 30.80 $ 44.00

Show some love for your little one with this little heart-shaped bag. Handmade and hand-woven with recycled fabrics, it's just the right size. Each purchase supports female refugees at GAIA...

Details

  • Approximately 7" wide x 7" tall; 15" strap
  • Care instructions: Spot clean fabric.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Girl's Mini Heart Purse - Wildflowers

$ 30.80 $ 44.00

Show some love for your little one with this little heart-shaped bag. Handmade and hand-woven with recycled fabrics, it's just the right size. Each purchase supports female refugees at GAIA...

Details

  • Approximately 7" wide x 7" tall; 15" strap
  • Care instructions: Spot clean fabric.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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artisan: Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to individuals who were formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. The artisans in their social enterprise screen-print our made-to-order reusable totes. With our special-edition reusable totes, 50% of each purchase will be donated to Homeboy Industries.

tote bags + baked goods

Country: Los Angeles, CaliforniaTechnique: screen-printing + baking

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Shopping Tote - Homeboy

$ 20.00

Take this tote anywhere — to the beach, the store, or the farmers market. Eco-conscious and made to last, each bag is handcrafted by artisan women in Bangladesh and screen-printed...

Details

  • Small: approximately 15.5" wide x 11.5" tall x 7.5" deep
  • Large: approximately 16" wide x 15" tall x 9" deep
  • Materials: LDPE lamination coated jute fabric, AZO-free ink
  • Laminated interior is water-resistant
  • Care instructions: Spot clean exterior. Wipe interior clean with damp cloth.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Customize it! Contact our Customer Support Team at (800) 404-3300 or email hello@thelittlemarket.com to learn about adding your own unique message to this bag.

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Assorted Cookies Box

$ 24.00

Enjoy delicious, freshly prepared assorted cookies from Homeboy Industries' bakery. Each order contains chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter jam cookies. Every purchase empowers bakers at Homeboy Bakery, the...

Details

  • Half dozen contains: chocolate chip (2), oatmeal raisin (2) + peanut butter jam (2) cookies
  • Dozen contains: chocolate chip (4), oatmeal raisin (4) + peanut butter jam (4) cookies
  • No substitutions or modifications
  • Each cookie is approximately 4" x 4"
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

Ingredients

  • Ingredients: CHOCOLATE CHIP: Semi-sweet chocolate chips, wheat flour enriched(niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid) malted barley flour, brown sugar, margarine, cane sugar, fresh eggs, invert sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, salt, baking soda OATMEAL RAISIN: wheat flour enriched(niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid) malted barley flour, cane sugar, margarine, rolled oats, black raisins, apricots, fresh eggs, honey, baking soda, cinnamon, salt PEANUT BUTTER: butter, sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, vanilla flavor, fresh eggs, all-purpose flour, granulated salt, baking powder, raspberry jam
  • Allergy warning: Wheat, milk, eggs, soy

Order Requirements

  • Los Angeles Only
  • $40 purchase minimum + $8 shipping fee.
  • Orders must be placed + paid by Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. to be delivered Friday of that week.
  • Orders delivered weekly on Friday's from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Delivery Information

  • No-contact delivery
  • Delivery cannot be combined with online orders.
  • All orders are final sale.
  • As ordinances change, limitations may occur. Refunds will be processed accordingly.

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Assorted Cookies Box

$ 24.00 - $ 44.00
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Cinnamon Rolls Box

$ 36.00

Enjoy delicious, freshly prepared cinnamon rolls from Homeboy Industries' bakery. Every purchase empowers bakers at Homeboy Bakery, the social enterprise division of Homeboy Industries, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides...

Details

  • Half dozen contains: 6 cinnamon rolls
  • Dozen contains: 12 cinnamon rolls
  • No substitutions or modifications
  • Each cinnamon roll is approximately 5" x 5"
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

Ingredients

  • Ingredients: Wheat flour(bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, ascorbic acid, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid)butter, whole milk, egg yolks, cane sugar, sea salt, yeast GOOEY TOPPING: brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, raspberry jam ICING: powdered sugar, corn syrup, cream cheese, butter, vanilla
  • Allergy warning: Wheat, milk, eggs

Order Requirements

  • Los Angeles Only
  • $40 purchase minimum + $8 shipping fee.
  • Orders must be placed + paid by Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. to be delivered Friday of that week.
  • Orders delivered weekly on Friday's from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Delivery Information

  • No-contact delivery
  • Delivery cannot be combined with online orders.
  • All orders are final sale.
  • As ordinances change, limitations may occur. Refunds will be processed accordingly.

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Cinnamon Rolls Box

$ 36.00 - $ 62.00
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Assorted Muffins Box

$ 28.00

Enjoy delicious, freshly prepared assorted muffins from Homeboy Industries' bakery. Each order contains apple cinnamon, blueberry, banana pecan, cinnamon coffee cake, morning glory (carrot), and raisin bran muffins. Every purchase...

Details

  • Half dozen contains: apple cinnamon (1), blueberry (1), banana pecan (1), cinnamon coffee cake (1), morning glory (carrot) (1), + raisin bran (1) muffins
  • Dozen contains: apple cinnamon (2), blueberry (2), banana pecan (2), cinnamon coffee cake (2), morning glory (carrot) (2), + raisin bran (2) muffins
  • No substitutions or modifications
  • Each muffin is approximately 3.5" x 3.5"
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

Ingredients

  • Ingredients: APPLE CINNAMON: Wheat flour enriched (niacin, reduced iron, thiamine, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid) malted barley flour, buttermilk, brown sugar, canola oil, granny smith apples, cane sugar, eggs, salt, baking powder, baking soda BLUEBERRY: wheat flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, ascorbic acid, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid) fresh blueberries, whole milk, cane sugar, canola oil, fresh eggs, baking powder, vanilla, salt BANANA PECAN: wheat flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, ascorbic acid, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid) fresh bananas, butter, cane sugar, whole milk, pecans, fresh eggs, brown sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, salt COFFEE CAKE CINNAMON: wheat flour enriched (niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid) malted barley flour, buttermilk chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, dextrose, soy lecithin, vanilla) brown sugar, cocoa, canola oil, cane sugar, eggs, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg MORNING GLORY: carrots, cane sugar, wheat flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, ascorbic acid, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid) fresh eggs, walnuts, coconut flakes, apples, pineapple, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla RAISIN BRAN: wheat flour(bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, ascorbic acid, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid) water, fresh eggs, black raisins, cane sugar, baking powder, wheat bran, butter, honey, molasses, salt
  • Allergy warning: Wheat, milk, eggs, nuts

Order Requirements

  • Los Angeles Only
  • $40 purchase minimum + $8 shipping fee.
  • Orders must be placed + paid by Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. to be delivered Friday of that week.
  • Orders delivered weekly on Friday's from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Delivery Information

  • No-contact delivery
  • Delivery cannot be combined with online orders.
  • All orders are final sale.
  • As ordinances change, limitations may occur. Refunds will be processed accordingly.

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Assorted Muffins Box

$ 28.00 - $ 54.00

artisan: Prosperity Candle

The women of Prosperity Candle have recently resettled from refugee camps and are building a brighter future for themselves and their families in the United States. Prosperity Candle is a social enterprise based in Massachusetts that invests in women entrepreneurs to help end poverty. Candles are the focus of this enterprise because candle making is a business a woman can start and expand in the safety of her own home with local materials, a critical element at times of unrest.

candles

Country: Easthampton, MassachusettsTechnique: Candle Making

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Candle - Birthday Cake with Sprinkles

$ 36.00

Celebrate a birthday with the delicious scent of a freshly baked vanilla cake, creamy frosting and all. Topped with sprinkles, this candle is the perfect birthday gift! Each purchase supports...

Details

  • 4 1/8" tall x 3 1/4" diameter
  • 10 oz. of wax (13 oz. by volume)
  • Burn time: Up to 70 hours
  • Coconut-soy wax blend with a pure cotton wick
  • Fine fragrance infused with essential oils
  • Vegan, phthalate-free, Prop 65 compliant, and not tested on animals
  • Hand-poured in small batches
  • Recyclable glass vessel made in the U.S.

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Candle - Champagne

$ 36.00

Cheers to special occasions with this celebration candle. The fragrance is sweet with a hint of effervescence to invoke memories of champagne bubbles. Each purchase supports female refugees at Prosperity...

Details

  • 4 1/8" tall x 3 1/4" diameter
  • 10 oz. of wax (13 oz. by volume)
  • Burn time: Up to 70 hours
  • Coconut-soy wax blend with a pure cotton wick
  • Fine fragrance infused with essential oils
  • Vegan, phthalate-free, Prop 65 compliant, and not tested on animals
  • Hand-poured in small batches
  • Recyclable glass vessel made in the U.S.

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Candle - Clementine

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Invigorate your senses with a sweet citrus fragrance. Each purchase supports female refugees at Prosperity Candle in the United States. Details 4 1/8" tall x 3 1/4" diameter 10 oz. of wax (13...

Details

  • 4 1/8" tall x 3 1/4" diameter
  • 10 oz. of wax (13 oz. by volume)
  • Burn time: Up to 70 hours
  • Coconut-soy wax blend with a pure cotton wick
  • Fine fragrance infused with essential oils
  • Vegan, phthalate-free, Prop 65 compliant, and not tested on animals
  • Hand-poured in small batches
  • Recyclable glass vessel made in the U.S.

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artisan: Musee Bath

Based out of Canton, Mississippi, Musee Bath is dedicated to alleviating poverty by creating sustainable job opportunities. The social enterprise supports second chances for individuals who have endured various hardships including incarceration. Musee Bath provides a supportive and encouraging work environment for those in reentry programs, along with access to general and higher education and finance training. 

bath bombs

Country: Canton, MississippiTechnique: hand-blending

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Bath Bomb - Peppermint

$ 10.00

Grab a cup of hot cocoa and settle in for a luxurious bath. Made with coconut oil and Himalayan salt, this bath bomb is sure to make you feel energized from the invigorating...

Details

  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, fractionated coconut oil, peppermint, pink Himalayan salt.
  • How to use: Draw a bath, unwrap the bath bomb, place the bath bomb in water, and relax!
  • Bath bomb fizzes for about five minutes and then adds a beautiful scent.
  • Cruelty-free
  • 100% vegan
  • One time use per bomb
  • Won't stain your tub
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur

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Bath Bomb - Rose

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Stop and smell the roses. Take time to feel completely pampered from head to toe with this fizzy floral bath bomb. Made with coconut oil, dried rose petals, and Himalayan...

Details

  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, fractionated coconut oil, rose, pink Himalayan salt, fragrance.
  • How to use: Draw a bath, unwrap the bath bomb, place the bath bomb in water, and relax!
  • Bath bomb fizzes for about five minutes and then adds a beautiful scent.
  • Cruelty-free
  • 100% vegan
  • One time use per bomb
  • Won't stain your tub
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur

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Bath Bomb - Lemon

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Take a trip to your own personal day spa — from the comfort of your home. Feel rejuvenated with the scent of zesty citrus in this bath bomb made with lemon...

Details

  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, fractionated coconut oil, pink Himalayan salt, lemon essential oil, lemon peel.
  • How to use: Draw a bath, unwrap the bath bomb, place the bath bomb in water, and relax!
  • Bath bomb fizzes for about five minutes and then adds a beautiful scent.
  • Cruelty-free
  • 100% vegan
  • One time use per bomb
  • Won't stain your tub
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur

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Bath Bomb - Vanilla

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Here's something sweet to enjoy before bed. Nourish your skin with this vanilla-scented bath bomb made with coconut oil and Himalayan salt. Perfect for yourself, or for a friend who deserves some self-love. Each...

Details

  • Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, fractionated coconut oil, vanilla, pink Himalayan salt.
  • How to use: Draw a bath, unwrap the bath bomb, place the bath bomb in water, and relax!
  • Bath bomb fizzes for about five minutes and then adds a beautiful scent.
  • Cruelty-free
  • 100% vegan
  • One time use per bomb
  • Won't stain your tub
  • As with all handmade items, some variations can occur

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