Pu’s Story of Hope

by | Artisans

Read Time: 1 min.

Poverty Prevented Her from Dreaming

Growing up in Thailand, Pacharing, known by her friends as “Pu”, started working at a young age to help support her family. She was able to finish high school but changed jobs often and couldn’t pay her bills.

Like many young women in Thailand, finding a sustainable job was a challenge for Pu, even with her education. In both rural villages and cities, safe jobs with fair wages are often hard to find. For girls who grow up in poverty, like Pu, as they mature into young women, they become focused on simply meeting their essential needs. Many have lost their hope of pursuing personal passions and dreams.

New Skills Bring New Opportunities

When Pu learned how to make jewelry, her life began to change. As an Artisan, she enjoys the security of a steady job and earning enough income to help her family while still having time to work on other things.

New Dreams

Pu’s favorite part of creating jewelry is beadwork.

She wants to develop her designing skills and dreams of having her own shop, one day, where she can create her own designs.

But her favorite part of being an Artisan is much more personal.

New Hope

“I’m lucky because I didn’t want to move to a big city to find a job like many of my friends had done. I’m very happy doing this work because I can live in my hometown while I raise my two children and send them to school surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins!” – Pu

Check out these beautiful and creative designs made by Pu and other young women in Thailand! Click on each photo to discover more!
Trades of Hope is partnering to provide sustainable jobs for women in Thailand.

Every purchase supports a woman in need.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas is an inspirational writer with a passion for helping women discover and celebrate their unique gifts and abilities. Kathy is part of the Communications Team at Trades of Hope focusing on Artisan advocacy.


1. similar in kind; related
2. a blog by Trades of Hope

Trades of Hope is an ethical fashion and lifestyle brand that helps women around the world escape poverty and trafficking through our fair trade designs. Learn how you can partner with Artisans around the world here.