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Love Gift Tote

Love Gift Tote

Regular price $11.95 USD
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Share a message of LOVE everywhere you go with this reusable, 100% cotton canvas Love Gift Tote! Handcrafted by differently abled women in India, the front of this neutral, natural tan and black carry-all is screen printed with the word L-O-V-E in sign language, accented with botanical designs and our Trades of Hope logo. Every purchase of this gift tote supports women in areas of extreme poverty in India who are overcoming disabilities, discrimination, and abuse to give their families brighter futures.

Every tote has variations as a part of the Artisan-made charm!

Meet the Artisan

Vijaymala's Story of Hope As a strong and healthy 18-year-old athlete and newlywed, Vijaymala was happily married and living with her husband and in-laws. One day while washing clothes, she stopped to help her bedridden mother-in-law adjust her TV antenna. When the antenna struck a power line, the electricity surged through her wet hands and stopped her heart. Although Vijaymala's heart began beating again, her fingers had to be amputated. Determined to not become a burden on her family, Vijaymala learned stitching in this workshop and is now financially independent. "The accident changed the person I am. It made me a stronger person mentally and physically. I have enormous physical limitations. The damage is done, and there's no coming back from that. But I consider myself really lucky to be alive. I don't think I would have had the will and determination to make it to this level, as I have my own house today." - Vijaymala

Product Details

Approx. Measurements: 6 1/2" W x 8 1/2" H x 4" D Materials: 100% cotton canvas Color: Natural tan, Black

The Impact of Your Purchase

Your purchase provides dignified work for differently abled, abused, and marginalized women in India. Without opportunities for safe jobs and fair wages, vulnerable women often are forced to beg on the streets. As Artisans, these women are overcoming discrimination, abuse, and extreme poverty, as they lead their families to experience new lives filled with healing and hope. Purchase this gift tote and empower a woman in India!

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