Finding Solutions to Every Woman’s Struggle…Together

Every Woman Has a Story

Every woman has a story. Every story is filled with unique challenges.
Every challenge cries out for a solution.
Every. Single. One.

A Woman in India Needs Safe Sustainable Work

Sanjida

Sanjida sits at home alone, while her husband struggles to sell magazines on the busy streets and crowded buses of India – never knowing if they will have enough money to pay their rent.

In a country where safe sustainable employment for women is scarce, Sanjida’s creative skills help her find an occasional job sewing for friends and family.

But she knows she could do more… if someone would just give her an opportunity.

But she knows she could do more… if someone would just give her an opportunity.

A Woman in Uganda Needs to Give Birth Safely

A single mother in active labor walks miles to a hospital in Uganda, only to be turned away because she could not provide her own sterile medical supplies. So, she walks the long journey home to give birth in the slum, exposing herself and her baby to life-threatening infections.

A Woman in the U.S. Wants to Make a Difference

Overwhelmed by stories of women like Sanjida and mothers in Uganda, a woman in the U.S. wants to make a difference.

She doesn’t know how she can make any meaningful impact in the lives of struggling women on the other side of the world, especially while she struggles with her own unique challenges.

She wonders… 

How can I possibly help a woman like Sanjida earn fair wages in India, where sweatshops seem like her only option? 

What can I do about so many mothers in Uganda dying from infection after giving birth? 

How can I possibly make any kind of meaningful impact on these women’s stories? 

Maybe you are asking some of these same questions.  

How can we ever find a solution to every woman’s struggle with poverty, oppression, and hardship? 

Unable to find solutions for every woman, it’s tempting to give up trying to find solutions for any woman.

We Have a Solution

Trades of Hope exists to help mothers keep their babies and care for their children well. The extremely poor of the world are vulnerable. They can be forced to make unthinkable choices. Mothers give up their babies to orphanages to avoid starvation or families send their daughters to the city with strangers – all with hope for a better future.

We have a solution. We create economic independence for women by giving them the opportunity to be artisans. In places where work is almost non-existent, mothers can keep their families together and feel pride in caring for them well.

When you shop with Trades of Hope, there is a direct impact. Once vulnerable women are now able to re-write their own stories.

– Gretchen, Elisabeth, Holly, and Chelsie

Trades of Hope Founders

A Common Thread

Sanjida now works as a fair-trade artisan, crafting Trades of Hope jewelry like the Together Bracelet.

Every single bead represents a woman with her own unique story. Many of these women’s stories are filled with overwhelming challenges like struggling mothers in Uganda.

Sanjida -Artisan in India - Handcrafts Trades of Hope Ella Bracelet (Photo Above) and Together Bracelet (Bottom Photo)

Bead by bead, Sanjida crafts each faceted black glass and bright golden Together Bracelet. Every single bead is beautiful. But together… connected by a common thread… they become stronger and even more beautiful.

Sanjida is now able to help her husband provide for their family through her work as a Trades of Hope artisan. The jewelry Sanjida creates in India is sold by Trades of Hope Compassionate Entrepreneurs in the U.S. at parties hosted by women who want to make a difference in the lives of women around the world.

Story by story, connected by a common thread – our passion to empower women to overcome poverty, oppression, and hardship – we can become part of one beautiful story of hope for a brighter future.

Becoming Part of the Solution Together

Trades of Hope is offering women like you and me an opportunity to become part of the solution and make a meaningful impact in the stories of women all over the world.

In 2019, from April 1st – June 30th, whenever a woman in the U.S. gathers her friends and family together to hear a Compassionate Entrepreneur share the stories of women like Sanjida and sell their beautiful artisan creations, Trades of Hope will donate a Mama Kit with sterile medical supplies to an expectant mother in Uganda. *

Every time you ask yourself…

How can I possibly help a woman like Sanjida earn fair wages in India, where sweatshops seem like her only option?

You can become part of another woman’s solution by purchasing fair-trade Trades of Hope products made by women like Sanjida.

What can I do about so many mothers in Uganda dying from infection after giving birth?

You can gather your friends and family together for a Trades of Hope party with a purpose and provide a Mama Kit to a woman in Uganda. *

How can I possibly make any kind of meaningful impact on these women’s stories?

You can make a meaningful impact on these women’s stories by becoming part of their stories.

You can help even more women become connected by our common thread – a passion to empower women to overcome poverty, oppression, and hardship – by opening your home to a Trades of Hope Compassionate Entrepreneur, so she can share the stories and sell the handcrafted creations of women all over the world who are being empowered to overcome poverty, oppression, and hardship… together.

* For every $750 party held and closed between April 1 - June 30, 2019 Trades of Hope will give a Together Bracelet as a Hostess Thank You Gift and provide a Mama Kit to an expectant woman in Uganda.

Trades of Hope is partnering to become part of every woman's solution to poverty, oppression, and hardship.

You can partner to become part of every woman’s solution to poverty, oppression, and hardship… Together.

Kathy Thomas
About Kathy Thomas
Kathy Thomas is an inspirational writer with a passion for helping women discover and celebrate their unique gifts and abilities. Kathy is part of the Communication Team at Trades of Hope focusing on Artisan Development.
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One Comment

  • Kathy, thank you for putting this into eloquent words! This is MY story, this is why I joined Trades of Hope! I felt soooo helpless in the face of so much need; but, now, I am making a difference–I am joined to Sanjida, partnering with her and so many others. It is humbling and amazing!

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