Equal Opportunities for Women
Trades of Hope is partnering with Artisan communities in Nepal to empower women overcoming discriminiation with equal opportunities to enjoy creating beautifully practical ceramic art.
Binu’s Story of Hope in Nepal
“I’ve been managing the finances of our Artisan community for over fifteen years. I always wanted to be involved as an Artisan and work with ceramics.
So, two years ago, I began glazing and firing ceramics! Now I oversee production and orders that involve glazing and firing.
Through this Artisan community, I’ve improved my financial status.
I feel my communication skills have enhanced too. So, it’s motivated me to stay positive.
Being a Trades of Hope Artisan partner has provided an opportunity to make new products and connect with different people – from the raw material collection process to the finished product. One of my favorite moments as an Artisan is when my work was appreciated, and we were given another order for it. I still feel happy thinking about it!”
– Binu, Artisan in Nepal
Jina’s Story of Hope in Nepal
Jina was expelled from her government job as a water pump operator when all temporary staff were let go. As the eldest sibling and a single woman in India, Jina had a big responsibility for her sibling’s education and parents’ needs.
Now through her work as an Artisan, she’s paid enough to help run her family and provide for her siblings’ education and needs. Her brother is studying law and youngest sister is earning her master’s degree.
Jina’s very happy being a producer with skills! She no longer fears being expelled by anyone, because now she can earn on her own with her skills and talents. She believes in freedom and an independent life which she’s able to fulfill through her work. She believes, “Hope of learning and rising comes with every new order!”
Because of Nepal’s frigid climate and local agriculture, many of our Artisan partners specialize in making ethically made designs from wool. These products are celebrated every year during our winter holiday season, so they are out of season at this time and not available.
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Would you like to see more wool designs this winter from these Artisans?
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