A pearl is a healed wound. An oyster protects itself from irritation and suffering and the result is a priceless pearl. The women we support have endured unthinkable suffering in their lives and often feel forgotten. We are joining together to remind the world that every woman matters.
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The goal for Beauty for Ashes Uganda is to empower single mothers and widows to reach long-term sustainability for their families.
Freedom Firm works to Rescue minors who have been sold into the commercial sex trade, Restore their identities, and seek Justice against those who perpetrate these crimes.
No.41 exists to empower women to create change; in their own lives, in their community, and in the world. 100% of the profits from the sale of their items go towards funding a feeding program at a local school.
Caring for Korah is a ministry that exists to love and serve the poor in Korah Ethiopia, pointing the people to find their value in Christ.
Mercy House exists to engage, empower and disciple women around the globe in Jesus’ name through partnerships and sustainable fair trade product development.
Eternal Threads is dedicated to improving the lives of women and children most at risk of extreme poverty, trafficking and other forms of exploitation by providing sustainable livelihoods through income generating projects.
JoyCorps partners with entrepreneurs in the developing world to build strong businesses and healthy, thriving communities.
Clothed in Hope exists to empower women in Zambia through education and economic opportunity for the betterment of families and to foster a legacy of hope in their communities.
The Apparent Project’s mission is to offer opportunities for the Haitians be able to provide for themselves and their families by empowering them to rise up out of poverty and keep their families together.
The goal for Beauty for Ashes Uganda is to empower women (especially single mamas and widows) to reach long-term sustainability for their families. We help these mothers to join a cooperative, which works both as a small group for support and encouragement as well as a resource to help them work together towards sustainability. With the understanding that long-term sustainability is a long-term solution, we also offer short-term aid that is thoughtful and helpful without creating systems of dependence.
Issue Focus: Empowerment
Korah is a community that sits on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia next to the Koshe garbage dump. The population of this once small community of lepers has swelled to more than 100,000 people. Many lepers, HIV/AIDS patients, orphans, and widows struggle to survive in this community. Caring for Korah is a ministry that exists to love and serve the poor in Korah Ethiopia. In an area consumed with poverty and hopelessness, our prayer is for the people of Korah to find their value in Christ, not their circumstances.
Issue Focus: Orphan Care, Community Development
JoyCorps partners with entrepreneurs in the developing world to build strong businesses and healthy, thriving communities. Our dream is that people in the underdeveloped world experience the joy of wholeness. To this end, we aim to bring holistic change by giving people the chance to work with dignity, to have healthy minds and bodies, and to live in thriving communities.
Issue Focus: Vocational Training, Community Development
Freedom Firm seeks to eliminate child prostitution in India by providing rescue, restoration, and justice for victims of sex trafficking. We accomplish this by identifying victims and perpetrators of sex trafficking, mobilizing law enforcement agencies to rescue victims and arrest perpetrators, assisting the legal system during prosecution, and enabling rescued girls to engage in effective rehabilitation. We believe we can accomplish this vision with such excellence that eventually there will be no need for Freedom Firm.
Issue Focus: Anti-trafficking, Empowerment, Justice
Mercy House Global exists to engage, empower and disciple women around the globe in Jesus’ name. MHG funds two residential maternity homes in Kenya for “at risk” pregnant teens. MHG also supports 41 nonprofits in 25 countries by helping these organizations sell products that employ women artisans through Fair Trade Friday
Location: Kenya +24 Countries
Issue Focus: Empowerment, Vocational Training
Clothed In Hope exists to help empower women in Zambia through education and economic opportunity. They desire to see women in Zambia create sustainable businesses for the betterment of their families and to foster a legacy of hope in their communities.
Issue Focus: Empowerment, Vocational Training
No.41 employs women, earning a sustainable income, who donate 100% of the profits from the sale of their items to fund a feeding program at a local school. A hot, healthy lunch, daily, ensures that the nearly 1,200 students are able to get a solid education and move confidently into whatever the future holds for them.
Issue Focus: Empowerment, Vocational Training, Education
Eternal Threads is dedicated to “weaving hope and justice” in order to improve the lives of women and children most at risk of extreme poverty, and trafficking. Hope for the future for rescued girls in Nepal and women in Afghanistan is provided through vocational skills training, literacy and small business classes.
Location: Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Madagascar, Mongolia, Nepal, Peru, Uganda
Issue Focus: Empowerment, Alleviating Poverty, Sustainable Development
The Apparent Project focuses on “making the needs of Haitians known” by offering opportunities for women to rise out of poverty through entrepreneurship. Through employment opportunities, they hope to eliminate families relinquishing their children by empowering family preservation.
Issue Focus: Empowerment, Vocational Training, Family Preservation