Meet Tran Thi Ha, Artisan in Vietnam
“In my community, there aren’t many jobs for housewives like us. Because of some difficulties that my parents experienced when I was a small kid, I didn’t have a chance to go to school. My beloved mother taught me crocheting when I was a small kid. When I grew older, I learned from YouTube by myself. I really admire her and want to become an Artisan like her.
Inspired by Family
My dreams are being able to support my children’s school and buy enough food for my whole family every day. Trades of Hope and my Artisan community have helped me get a financially stable job to support my family. My husband is currently a worker for a factory in the city. And my two kids are studying at primary school.
Empowered With Financial Stability
This work is my only income. It’s helping me to make ends meet for my whole family. Now I can become more financially stable. Not like previously, when sometimes I had to borrow from my relatives when my children needed things. I don’t have to worry much about my children’s school fees anymore. Furthermore, if my children love something, I can buy it for them instead of just looking regretfully.
Encouraged With Friendships
Now, I’m more confident in my life, and believe that if I work harder, then I can support my family better. If I did not have this job, I wouldn’t be financially stable, as I am now. Every day, to work is a joy! I can meet other Artisans who also have the same passion as me. I have many more friends at my workplace. They are very humorous, trustworthy, and thoughtful. I can share with them about my happiness and sorrows in life. They care about me when I meet difficulties.” – Tran Thi Ha, Artisan in Vietnam
Trades of Hope is partnering to provide jobs for women in areas of extreme poverty in Vietnam.
Every purchase of Trades of Hope stuffed animals from Vietnam helps Tran Thi Ha support her family.