Our Ugandan group, on top of employing artisans, has been able to help feed 1,200 to 1,400 children daily
Our Indian artisans alone estimate that they are helping over 700 families through the sales you bring in. And that is just the Indian artisan group!
We were able to help send care packages to a group escaping ISIS in the middle east
We have been able to donate to programs in the United States that are working to create safe homes for young girls escaping the sex industry.
We have been part of creating sustainable gardens for whole communities in Costa Rica.
We have helped to feed an orphanage in Haiti this year.
And the groups we work with have further been able to provide education, food, medical care, business training, and house repairs to our artisans, on top of the income they earn.
This year we purchased 250% more from our artisans, which allowed our artisans to work full time and created job opportunities for more new artisans.
We contacted our artisans and asked them how many more they were able to employ in 2015, and from the emails we have received back, you are helping to employ 7,594 artisans. And emails are still coming in with new numbers! So you are employing thousands of families, changing the cycle of poverty in so many communities