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Trades of Hope is partnering with Artisans in Nepal to empower women out of extreme poverty and human trafficking.
Sewing – Dignified Jobs for Rescued Trafficking Survivors
Maya’s Story of Hope
I am Maya. I am 18 years old and I’m from the Eastern part of Nepal.
I was born and brought up in a normal family.
Our family’s income was mostly dependent on agriculture.
My parents worked hard to provide for every basic need I had until I reached 12th grade.
Growing up, I was a little introvert and always felt uncomfortable speaking to older people.
I was especially so scared of my father, although he was a loving man.
As my days went on, I was happy.
I was still in school but somehow, I could not stop dreaming about wanting to stand up on my own two feet.
“After my friend’s uncle attempted to traffic me, I moved to a Nepali safe home where I learned tailoring.”
“I met so many other sisters like me who had the same stories as me… but they were free.”
– Maya, Artisan in Nepal
100% Cotton – 100% Empowering
Every piece of fair trade clothing from Nepal is made by the hands of women empowering their families out of extreme poverty and human trafficking.
Felt Crafting – Empowering Social Change
Jina’s Story of Hope
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.
Jina 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!”