It's time to thrive with your handcrafted floral pendant necklace! With the pendant crafted in the Kibera slum in Kenya and the companion chain created by artisans at Starfish Project in Asia, this necklace is a fair trade collaboration you don't want to miss out on!
Pendant crafted by skilled artisans at Forged in Hope in Kenya
Companion chain created by artisans at Starfish Project in Asia
In order to extend the jewelry's longevity, it was bonded with a layer of gold and coated with a clear protective finish.
ABOUT THE ARTISAN
Forged in Hope:
Forged in Hope is the newest artisan group supported by Mercy House Global. The group started with an artisan named Stephen who expressed himself through creating jewelry. He established his upcycled brass jewelry business in the heart of Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa.
After Stephen died of typhoid, his wife Maureen continued his legacy and grew production volume to ensure ongoing work for the employees. From tragedy, Maureen has built a strong jewelry business, and she has also invested in multiple businesses in Kibera, creating opportunities for others and stimulating economic growth.
Starfish Project has 3 main goals with their work in East Asia. 1. EXPERIENCE FREEDOM: Every week, they visit brothels and invited women and girls to experience freedom from their lives in the sex inudstry. 2. ESTABLISH INDEPENDENCE: They equip exploited women and girls with the tools they need to build an independent life through holisitic care programs and life skills training. 3. DEVELOP CAREERS: They provide specialized vocational training to help the women develop careers in fields such as design, photography, and accounting.