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About this Artisan

Napada

In many large cities around the globe a high cost of living coupled with the low wages of some professions can present harsh challenges for many urban dwellers. Napapawn and Panadda, two Thai women living in Bangkok, Thailand, saw first-hand the economic strain that many in their immediate community faced on a daily basis. Their local church was already reaching out to one particular community and Kieow and Pawn began meeting with some of the women there. They would spend time together in conversation and study and even began to crochet as a group. One day they tried their hand at sewing a simple handbag and Napada was born!

Napada now employs a group of women from this low-income community enabling them to better the lives of their families while forming community. Some of the women had very low paying jobs or tough schedules and others had no work opportunities whatsoever prior to becoming a part of Napada. Napada provides a creative outlet for these women while seeing them come to know eternal hope.

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