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Stories of Hope in Nepal – Trades of Hope

by | Artisans, Stories of Hope

Ceramic Artisans in Nepal

Read Time: 2 min.

Trades of Hope is partnering with Artisans in Nepal to empower women out of extreme poverty and human trafficking.


Elevate Mug Artisans in Nepal
Ceramic Artisans in Nepal

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

Binu, Ceramics and Planter Artisan 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


Dignified Jobs for Rescued Trafficking Survivors

Trades of Hope is partnering with Artisan communities in Nepal who rescue vulnerable girls and women from human traffickers at Nepal’s borders and offer them safe housing with dignified jobs.

Maya’s Story of Hope

Discover how Artisan outreach teams rescued Maya from human traffickers at the border between Nepal & India!

(Read Time: 4 min.)

Maya's Story of Hope in Nepal

Felt Crafting

Felt Ornament Artisans in Nepal

Empowering Social Change

Trades of Hope is partnering with Artisan communities in Nepal who provide educational support and equal opportunities for women to become social entrepreneurs.

Jina’s Story of Hope in Nepal

Jina, Felt Artisan 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!”

Amrita’s Story of Hope

Discover how adorable felt animals are providing dignified income opportunities for differently abled women in areas of extreme poverty in Nepal!

(Read Time: 4 min.)

Ranjana, Felt Artisan in Nepal


Empowering Women to Dream

Rita and Knitting Artisans in Nepal

Trades of Hope is partnering with women in Nepal who share their Artisan skills with women in their communities who need opportunities to earn dignified income at home.

Rita’s Story of Hope

What began as a childhood hobby became an opportunity to earn income… then to learn, grow, teach, & change the world!

(Read Time: 1 min.)

Rita, Knitting Artisan in Nepal


Empowering Women in Rural Villages

Trades of Hope is partnering with Artisans in Nepal to empower women out of extreme poverty in rural villages where dignified jobs for women are scarce.

Bimala’s Story of Hope

Bimala is overcoming gender discrimination in Nepal as she passes down her family’s Artisan skills to the next generation.

(Read Time: 1 min.)

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.

But you can support human trafficking survivors in Nepal TODAY by clicking on the button below!

Would you like to see more wool designs this winter from these Artisans?


More Nepal Blogs

Click on each photo below to discover more about our Artisan partners and products in NEPAL.

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  1. Johanna Jennings

    More knitted items!

  2. Megan Albrecht

    We need more basic clothing like the beautiful Audrey Top!


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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.