India is home to one-fourth of the world's poorest people. Vulnerable women in areas of extreme poverty are often exploited by sweatshops, human traffickers, and the practice of arranged child marriage in some rural traditional villages.
These unique artisanal earrings are handcrafted in a workshop in India that’s committed to fighting child marriage and helping women become financially independent as fair-trade Artisans.
When I became an Artisan, I felt like it was a new beginning. As a single mom, life was really hard. I’d be hopeless. I had to pay rent, feed my kid, and send her to school while I had nothing. Everything I couldn’t do, I’m able to do now.
I feel like I’ve changed so much. I was very immature. Now I’m a mature and patient person. Everything has been significant. The counseling has been the most significant since it’s helped me in so many areas. The biggest change is the change in my attitude. I’m now...
Without my work as an Artisan, I don’t know if we would be able to send both children to good schools or if we would have the home and life we have today. Today, I can take better care of my family and I can send my children to good schools because I have a good job,...
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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.