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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 Dulal, one of our Artisan partners in India who makes our Amara Necklace and Tourmaline Bracelet from our Fall 2020 Renaissance of Thought Collection. His simple and endearing story is a great reminder of the inspiring power of hope.
Searching for Hope
TOH: What was your life was like before you became an Artisan?
Dulal: Just sad. I was not aware of my abilities and was just in search of some work.
TOH: How did you become an Artisan?
Dulal: When I was 19 years old, I was not interested in further studies. I was depressed due to economic conditions. Then my friend introduced me to this work.
TOH: How did you feel about becoming an Artisan?
Dulal: When I was learning this work in Kolkata, my previous boss used to treat me very badly.
New Happiness & Hope
TOH: Do you like your work now?
Dulal: Of course, I enjoy my work!
TOH: What’s your favorite part of being an Artisan?
Dulal: I like to make Antique Collections.
TOH: What are your hobbies when you’re not working?
Dulal: Watching 90’s movie and spending time with my family!
TOH: How has becoming an Artisan changed your life?
Dulal: Now, I’m capable enough to fulfill my needs, and now I’m making all types of handmade jewelry. So overall, it’s a big achievement for me! I enjoy my work, and it’s helping my family and me. I’m happy to be an Artisan. I have hope for a good life in the future!