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Sponsorship Opportunity: Muteteri & Mama Brian

Sponsorship Opportunity: Muteteri & Mama Brian

    We are continuing our sponsorship features (if you missed the first one, you can read it here but, spoiler alert - BOTH ladies featured last month are now FULLY SPONSORED!!). Both of the talented artisans you’ll meet below are currently unsponsored. When one of our employees is sponsored, it means a generous donor has agreed to make monthly donations in her honor. A sponsorship can be in any amount but a donation of $150 fully sponsors one woman. You can read more about sponsorship levels by clicking here. While sponsorship levels are set amounts, you may make a...

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Q&A with Darago Leather Creator, Chernet Gebretsadik

Q&A with Darago Leather Creator, Chernet Gebretsadik

  A few years ago, while on a buying trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, we happened upon a couple of young men selling beautifully constructed leather bags. We were struck, not only by their talent, but by their gentle spirits and determination to carve out a better life for themselves and their families. We knew the work of Chernet and his brother, Sisay, belonged in the Hope Artisan Collective. We are excited to be able to introduce you so, please, welcome Chernet!     Q: CHERNET, IT IS WONDERFUL TO TALK TO YOU AGAIN. TELL US HOW YOU LEARNED TO...

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Q&A with Handspun Hope Counselor, Mary Claire

Q&A with Handspun Hope Counselor, Mary Claire

As many of you know, trauma counseling has become an integral part of the holistic healing we implement in Rwanda. We are not exaggerating when we say it is life-saving…and life-giving…work. You’ve met our Lead Counselor, Olive Muhawenimana (if you missed Olive’s latest COVID update, you can read it here), but we wanted to introduce you to our other counselor, Mary Claire Umurerwa. Mary Claire’s dedication to the women she counsels is inspiring. Her heart for her work and for the women she works with is apparent. You might recognize Mary Claire from our video about how counseling changed the...

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Giving Tuesday - A Chance to Make a Positive Impact

Giving Tuesday - A Chance to Make a Positive Impact

May 5th is Giving Tuesday, a time when the world comes to together to offer financial support to the world’s most vulnerable communities.

You, friends, are always so generous - and have been especially giving during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Mother's Day 2020 Gift Guide

Mother's Day 2020 Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is May 10th and we have brought out some our favorite things from Hope Artisan Collective that your mom…or mother figure…is sure to love. Not only will she enjoy any of these unique, artisan-made items, she will LOVE that the gift she receives is giving back by supporting the artisans who made them and the women working for Handspun Hope. Talk about a win-win….win!

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