Friday was filled with great training sessions, surprises and dancing! Our Compassionate Entrepreneurs also got a first look at the NEW Fall 2017 Line with fashion show.
Founder Chelsie spoke about her visit to meet our artisans in Thailand. She shared how life-changing each CE's work is in Thailand and how your purchases are truly helping so many women in Thailand achieve their dreams!
Founder Elisabeth spoke on the power of women. She shared about how focusing on empowering women truly unlocks the world's potential! It was a powerful and challenging talk!
This artisan group is changing lives by rescuing women out of the brothels in Asia and providing them with healthy work and rehabilitation in a supportive environment. They are given holistic care which gives each woman the opportunity for vocational training, healthcare, shelter, counseling, as well as education grants for the women and their children. Through their community outreach programs, they have provided a path for hope and restoration that empowers these women towards a joyful future.
Mushatq and Kanwel started a training center in 2005 helping women living in an extremely oppressed area of Pakistan. In this region, women often become sold as bond slaves for generations due to lack of economic opportunity. Education and work opportunities are very limited for women in this country, due to their lives being largely marginalized because of their gender. Not only is this artisan group committed to freeing women from bondage, but also to provide training so that they may be self-reliant and realize their dignity and worth. The training these women receive includes reading, writing, sewing and new skills that are changing their lives. Supporting this group will empower these Pakistani women and the generations to come and provide a new sense of hope and purpose!
The end of this fabulous event wouldn't be complete until we had a huge dance party! Empower is more then an event. Its purpose is to encourage, challenge and help you have so much fun with your world-changing sisters while you continue to empower women out of poverty.