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Empowering Families Out of Poverty
Deck the Halls With Holiday Décor That Does Good! Our Farmhouse Star and Snowy Ornament Set are handcrafted in India by a community of Artisans who specialize in metal crafting and share our common mission to empower women and families out of poverty. In keeping with this mission, 20% of our Artisan partners are men whose income helps them provide better futures for their families and communities.
Anwar is one of our Artisan partners who crafts our Farmhouse Star and Snowy Ornament Set. He shares how empowering male Artisans makes a direct impact on empowering women and families out of poverty,
“We are two brothers and two sisters. I am the eldest and at an early age of 20, I lost my parents and the entire family burden fell on my shoulders.” – Anwar
Anwar’s Amazing Story During 2020 COVID-19 Lockdown in India
During the 2020 COVID-19 crisis in India, the Artisan leaders in Anwar’s community shared this amazing story about Anwar!
“Anwar has a workshop at his home in Moradabad and he works there with other Artisans. His area was regularly on and off lockdown, even after India’s lockdown was lifted. So, he arranged food for his Artisans and arranged for them to stay at his workshop so they would not face the risk of being closed down. He worked with them regularly to complete their order.
Then there was the issue of how he could send the products to our Artisan community for shipping while his area was under lockdown for many days during the month at regular intervals. So, he joined the Civil Defense, did the training during the lockdown, and with the Civil Defense pass, he could travel. This is how he brought the Artisans’ products to our main Artisan community by car. At the beginning of lockdown, he even helped our Artisan Community with his pass send documents and computers to the office staff at their homes.” – Artisan Leaders in India