Listen to the podcast here: http://mlm.com/trades-of-hope-more-than-charity/
They had the opportunity to discuss the unique ways Trades of Hope empowers women out of poverty around the globe by partnering with artisans to (individually) create each product we sell. These purposeful partnerships impact communities by creating sustainable income, versus the charity model. Charity itself serves a great purpose, especially in times of natural disasters and to help communities through periods of recovery. Sustainable income empowers women to provide for their families, learn valuable skills, and receive healthcare and education for their children. This work allows them to leave behind lives of prostitution, bond slavery, abuse, and oppression and step into freedom. It is a solution for long-term recovery from these conditions.
The unique aspect to the Trades of Hope business model is how we empower women on both sides of the direct sales equation. Like other direct sales companies, our consultants, called Compassionate Entrepreneurs, are able to earn an income on their own terms, working as many or as few hours as they choose while planning their schedules around their families, jobs, and other obligations. The partnership we have with our artisans is the bridge that connects them to a greater purpose in their businesses. Purpose motivates them to succeed, not just for themselves. We know the names and stories behind our artisans which gives our Compassionate Entrepreneurs a more personalized human connection with them. They share artisans' stories with their customers. Stories of freedom, purpose, redemption and new-found hope through partnering with Trades of Hope. A bond created, a sisterhood formed, a contribution to a world beyond their own. Purpose.