"Wild About You" Bundle | Gold Beaded Tassel Earring, Half Moon Pouch, Greeting Card

$ 42.00

Fabric Zip Pouch

DESCRIPTION

Say "Thank You" to your teachers this holiday season, let your neighbor know she is loved, or purchase for any friend or loved one who needs encouragement. Give while giving back to those that crafted the bags. Through your purchase of these bags you are aiding in the dignified work and fair trade compensation the Neema artisans are getting. Thank you for purchasing with purpose and for you sweet teachers, neighbors, or friends!

DETAILS 

+ Hand crafted in Tanzania

+ Pouch patterns may vary

ARTISAN DETAILS 

Neema Crafts is a not-for-profit organisation which helps to train, employ and empower over 100 people with disabilities in Iringa, Tanzania. The charity was started by the Diocese of Ruaha in 2003 with just a handful of deaf artisans making paper. Since then, it has grown rapidly and now has 8 workshops making a variety of beautiful crafts, an award winning cafe, a conference centre, and a welcoming guest-house.

People with disabilities in Tanzania are amongst the poorest of the poor, as they are often excluded from education and employment opportunities, due to the stigma attached to having a disability.

At Neema, we believe that every individual has value and ability and we aim to exhibit this through the high quality crafts we produce and the excellent services we provide. By buying from us, you are directly helping people with disabilities gain a better quality of life and build a more secure future for themselves.

"Wild About You" Sanaa Color of Hope Greeting Card | Set of 5

DESCRIPTION

These fun and whimsical designs were created by teen mothers in Kenya at our latest art camp. These young girls were able to spend time dreaming in color and created beautiful hope-filled designs that we have turned into greeting cards for every occasion just for you! Each card is signed by the girls who created the whimsical art that is printed on the card.

DETAILS

Set of 5 "Wild About You" Greeting Cards

All proceeds from the sale of these cards goes directly back to Rehema House, our maternal rescue center in Kenya.

Gold Beaded Tassel Earring

DESCRIPTION

Our versatile beaded tassel earrings bring you from work day to night on the town. These beaded earrings are playful yet sophisticated 3" tassels in gold.

ARTISAN STORY

Guatemala is a land of great beauty. But, it is also a place where many women suffer. Veronica, an artisan with Women of Hope, represents untold Guatemalan women who sought help out of the cycle of abuse and extreme poverty. She showed courage and determination despite her horrible situation. 

Women of Hope in Guatemala assists many women on the journey of becoming skilled artisans who are able to support themselves with dignified jobs. Veronica is not only a talented bead-maker, she is also a gifted teacher and a University student.

Mercy House Global partnered with Women of Hope to create stunning beaded earrings. Because of their intricacy and time-consuming nature, almost all of the Women of Hope artisans have mastered this difficult skill. Beadwork in Guatemala dates back nearly 2000 years and we are excited to celebrate this age-old art form in our Fall Collection.