We are excited to introduce you to one of our newest partners: Freedom's Promise from Cambodia. They focus on holistic community development and work to prevent human trafficking and child exploitation by working with local partners to develop safe and dignifying work environments. Their products are made using recycled rice bags, which are sustainably sourced, durable, water resistant. Check out their products here.
We wanted to highlight a story of one of their artisan's named Chuu. Chuu's older sister's battle with heart disease meant costly medication that her parents would have to somehow fund. To give her sister a fighting chance, Chuu dropped out of school. The medication was ultimately purchased at the expense of Chuu's education.
As Chuu set out to find a job and help support her family, she heard about a sewing center where she could receive skills training at no cost. She spoke with the teachers and enrolled in the program shortly thereafter.
Now Chuu is able to make clothes to sell to others, earning income for her family. Chuu says the ability to help provide for her family has given her confidence.
The Freedom's Promise Sewing Center where Chu received skills and business training is the fruit of generous contributors like you who purchase fair trade products!