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 with no home, income, or support of any kind.
Together they traveled over 1,500 miles by road and train until they reached the west coast of India where her relatives worked as Artisans.
When Maya and her children finally arrived at the workshop, her relatives and the entire community of Artisans welcomed them with open arms.
Their new “family” began to help Maya create a better life for herself and her children.
Specializing in employing vulnerable women, the Artisans cared for Maya’s children in their crèche – a special childcare facility for moms-in-need.
The Artisans also trained Maya how to sew fair-trade clothing and helped her connect with social workers who were able to arrange for her older child to attend a local school.
Trades of Hope is partnering to provide safe jobs with fair wages for vulnerable women in India.
Every purchase of Trades of Hope fair-trade fashions supports a woman in need.