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OUR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT EFFORTS

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
AKOLA, BADALA, BANDED2GETHER, CLOTHED IN HOPE, CONNECTED IN HOPE,
HANDS PRODUCING HOPE, PURPOSE JEWELRY, ROOTED IN BEAUTY,& WEND

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Through our partnership with Connected in Hope every CIH product sold provides a sustainable income to an impoverished man or woman in Ethiopia. All of the CIH items are hand made in Ethiopia by men and women who are former fuel-wood carriers. Over the years these dedicated individuals have been trained to weave scarves, baskets, & leather goods as a way to help them better their lives & communities. CIH offers training, funding for raw materials, and providse a sustainable, predictable income to over 75 spinners, weavers, seamstresses, and cotton dyers. Through our partnership with Badala each of their products sold provides a sustainable income to a former trafficking survivor or sex worker in Kenya & Honduras. These men and women have been trained in jewelry design, wood working, sewing, & business development.

Through our partnerships with Akola and the Wend Seamstress program each of their products sold provides a sustainable income to a disadvantaged woman in Uganda. These women have been trained in jewelry design, sewing, & business development so they can thrive at work, at home, & in their communities. Through our partnership with Clothed in Hope each of their products sold provides a sustainable income to a woman in their Sewing and Business management program in Zambia. Their products provide valuable incomes to over 25 women through their unique product line. This program is aimed at teaching employees how to run a personal micro loan. Currently, 9 ladies are running successful businesses in their communities.

Through our partnership with Hands Producing Hope each item sold provides the economic, educational, and spiritual resources necessary to empower the remote community of the Guaymi Indian people to rise above severe poverty in Costa Rica. They have created a program that provides an income for marginalized individuals, encourages continued education, hosts various life skills workshops throughout the year, and helps develop skills that will equip those in their program long after they leave.

Through our partnership with Purpose Jewelry each piece of jewelry sold provides employment, financial stability, and emotional rehabilitation for young women who are survivors of sex-trafficking in India. The women in the Purpose Program are placed in mentoring programs, provided an education, medical and dental care, scholarships, and micro-loans in order to prepare them for the future. Purpose provides a safe and loving environment where young women are free to laugh, grow, and be themselves. These artisans take pride in each beautifully crafted creation, and each item is as unique as the young woman who made it. Each jewelry tag is hand-signed by the girl who created it.

Through our partnership with Rooted in Beauty each skin care item sold directly provides a specific woman's vocational training and recovery counseling to break free from a life of bondage in India. Our partnering organizations work closely with each woman to ensure long-term stability and freedom. Once a project is fully funded, they sponsor a new woman, creating a cycle of ongoing impact. These skincare products are made with safe, recognizable ingredients that are carefully crafted with botanical and fruit extracts. Each product is delivered in packaging that is bright, cheery and consciously selected with respect for recycling in mind.

Through our partnership with Banded2gether each of their products purchased provides 3 meals for a child in need in Uganda, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, & Mexico. Banded2gether is committed to donating a portion of their sales toward world wide hunger relief. They work with Amazima Minsitries & Food For the Poor to delegate where the need for food is greatest and then they make sure to get it there! To date, more than 2.5 million meals have been given. Life-change starts small, one piece at a time.

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