Trades of Hope empowers women to rise out of poverty through sustainable business.
Through a dignified partnership, we market fair trade fashion accessories and home decor ethically created by women in 16 different countries including the United States. Join me in empowering women by shopping our unique pieces, hosting a gathering with others, or joining me by becoming a Compassionate Entrepreneur.
In 1998, my husband and I became sponsors to a four year old boy, Israel, from Haiti through Compassion International who releases children from poverty. Since then, we have become sponsors to Lovely (Haiti), Ruth (DR), Lawrence (Uganda), Lazack (Tanzania), and Maria (Columbia). We are also sponsoring 6 more children in Haiti and 1 child in Nepal.
We have been blessed to visit our children in Haiti and the DR. When visiting them, their moms expressed their desire to provide shelter, food, and education for their children. Their moms are so grateful for our involvement. Our sponsorship sparked a passion in me to be a voice for others and to empower those living in extreme poverty.
In 2015 while in Haiti, we visited the Apparent Project and saw firsthand “empowerment”. The artisans were creating beautiful artwork which gives them an opportunity to provide for their families. It is so exciting to me that I have met the artisans who create some of the products for Trades of Hope.
My heart’s desire is to empower others and I have said a time or two how I would love to own a fair trade store. Trades of Hope is enabling me to live out my passion while empowering others. I look forward to sharing my passion while providing others around the world with opportunities to attain their own heart’s desires.