Mosmeen’s Story of Hope

Mosmeen’s Story of Hope

Read Time: 1 min. Child Bride “My life has not been easy. I was married off to a man from another village at a very young age. This is the tradition in our village. When the girls become teenagers, they’re married off by the parents for a better life. That is the way...
Rosaura’s Story of Hope

Rosaura’s Story of Hope

Read Time: 1 min. Rosaura is one of our Artisan partners in the Dominican Republic. She fell in love with making jewelry during a free workshop offered to young girls by American mission teams. She grew up enjoying designing and making jewelry as a fun hobby. Now, at...
Every Woman Has a Name, Face, & Story

Every Woman Has a Name, Face, & Story

Read Time: 5 min. Her Name is Ya I met Ya a couple of years ago outside an airport in Cambodia. Although we had been working with her for years, selling ornaments and scarves she and her friends had been making, this was the first time I was able to hug this young...
Ya’s Story of Hope

Ya’s Story of Hope

Read Time: 1 min. “My name is Jariya. One day someone flung a container of acid in my face. It burned my face, and ran down my body, dissolving both my skin and my life. The excruciating extensive burns threatened to take my life for months and since then, I’ve had to...
Dulal’s Story of Hope

Dulal’s Story of Hope

Read Time: 1 min. Our Mission of Hope Trades of Hope is committed to empowering women and families out of poverty. This mission includes empowering men – fathers, brothers, uncles, and sons – who help provide for and strengthen these families. We recently interviewed...
Fay’s Story of Hope

Fay’s Story of Hope

Read Time: 1 min. Sold to a Brothel by Her Family “I grew up in a poor village in the countryside with my parents and my older brother. When I was in high school, I had to drop out of school to help my family earn money, so I never earned a degree. Instead, I was...
Maya’s Story of Hope

Maya’s Story of Hope

Read Time: 1 min. When Maya arrived at the workshop, she was in bad condition. After her husband had traveled to the Middle East as a laborer, he never sent any money or contacted her again. Maya was left alone to care for their six-year-old child and newborn baby...
This Fair-Trade Story Has a Fairy-Tale Ending!

This Fair-Trade Story Has a Fairy-Tale Ending!

Read Time: 3 min. Once Upon a Time in India Once upon a time in India, two young aspiring designers went to school to pursue their passion for fashion and Artisan traditions. Over the years, they developed a special bond over their mutual desire to use their talents...
Breaking Social Barriers for Women in India

Breaking Social Barriers for Women in India

Read Time: 3 min. Every morning, along the streets of Jaipur, Artisans’ workshops are filled with busy and creative men of all ages. Most of these men hail from long legacies of master craftsmen skilled in ancient Artisan techniques – from block-printed scarves...