Shop to empower survivors of trafficking and abuse.
As a little girl in the Dominican Republic, Yocasta was sexually abused by her father and sold at 11 years old to a man she did not love. Now, as a 21-year-old Artisan, she’s free and happy. Her four beautiful children will be the first generation in her family to grow up in a safe home without poverty, sexual abuse, or trafficking.
How exactly does your purchase change lives?
Statistically, when a woman is empowered out of poverty, she lifts 4 more people with her. When women have safe and dignified jobs, whole communities thrive.
Keeping Families Together
Most children in orphanages have living relatives but were relinquished out of desperation. Your purchase helps a mother provide for her children and dream for the future.
People are less vulnerable to human trafficking when they are earning a living wage, and many trafficking survivors find healing in their supportive work environments.
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
When parents can send their children to school because of your purchase, those kids are able to flourish like never before.
Infuse the World with Beauty and Hope
We’re fighting poverty and human trafficking with beautiful fair trade products made by women around the world.
Make an Income While Making an Impact
We know how it feels to have a great life but still crave something more. By selling handcrafted products made by women rising out of poverty, Trades of Hope Partners can make a difference abroad while contributing to the needs within their homes.
Founded by Women for Women
Trades of Hope helps women live the lives they were created to live.
For women abroad who are rising out of poverty, that means giving them the opportunity to provide food, education and health care for their families, inviting them into a community where they feel valued, and presenting a path to live up to their fullest potential.
For women in the US, it provides something similar: Community with like-minded friends, earning an income while making an impact, and an avenue to provide for her family with her family.