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Category Archives: Artisans

Merry Christmas from the WorldCrafts Family!

May this Christmas be full of peace and blessings for you and your family. Here at WorldCrafts we’re celebrating the most joyful time of the year by spreading some extra holiday cheer. Every purchase you make through WorldCrafts brings transformation to artisans around the world. In this beautiful season, we here at WorldCrafts want to […]

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Master’s Handicrafts: Making an Impact in Kyrgyzstan

The cultural and artistic traditions of Central Asia have been preserved through the generations as women work together with their mothers and grandmothers creating masterful crafts. Artisans at Master’s Handicrafts in Kyrgyzstan have skillfully crafted each item out of natural felt that is hand dyed. These items are as varied as the women who make […]

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Channapatna Handicrafts: Making an Impact in India

WorldCrafts artisan partner Channapatna Handicrafts in India employs artisans skilled in lac-turney, a woodworking craft protected as a geographical indication under the World Trade Organization. The Impact of Channapatna Handicrafts The skill of lac-turney has been handed down in this region of India for many years. The craft began to dwindle in India due to […]

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Mother Care Handcrafts: Making an Impact in Kenya

Mother Care Handcrafts helps more than 100 disadvantaged artisans in Kenya earn a fair wage by using their skills in the centuries-old handcrafting traditions. Among the artisans are several women who have been rescued from prostitution, thanks to the jobs Mother Care offers. The profit from the crafts provides the artisans and their family’s with […]

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The Grace Cross: A Beacon of Grace

In New Orleans, Baptist Friendship House works to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the homeless, human trafficking survivors, and those living in poverty. Through their partnership with the National Human Trafficking Hotline, they are able to help more than 20,000 trafficking survivors find a safe shelter and transportation to the shelter each […]

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Hill Top Crafts: Purposeful Purses

Years ago, a representative with our new artisan group Hill Top Crafts visited Thailand. While there, she met a group of ladies making traditional Hmong crafts. Their group was named Hill Top. “I visited the location in Thailand where these women worked,” she says. “I thought they were going to be creating typical Hmong crafts, […]

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Introducing Bidri Ware: An Ancient Handicraft

In a small southern India town, Bidar, the community still practices an ancient handicraft dating back to the 14th century: bidriware. “Bidriware is made from a mix of zinc and copper inlaid with thin sheets of silver,” a representative with Bidri Ware, a new WorldCrafts artisan group, says. For many in India, a better future […]

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Pray for WorldCrafts Artisans

We have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. WorldCrafts artisan leaders from Kyrgyzstan to Louisiana have shared how artisans have been impacted. Your prayers make a difference. In the midst of this crisis, please join us in prayer for our brothers and sisters around the world. Here are three specific prayers to pray for […]

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Proverbs 31 Women

Ugandan Artisans Receive Grant for Clean Water

Women and children in Kyendula, Uganda, walk between 1 and 4 miles to gather dirty water from swamps. There has not been a working well in Kyendula, causing major problems for the community. “Safe water is used for drinking, bathing, cooking, and cleaning,” the director of WorldCrafts artisan group Proverbs 31 Women Ministries says. “Knowing […]

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Rahab’s Rope: Mending Broken Lives

Ananya’s* life was forever changed when WorldCrafts’ artisan group Rahab’s Rope rescued her and provided a safe and loving environment. Rahab’s Rope has a bold mission: to give hope and opportunity to women and girls who are at risk or who have been forced into the sex trade in India. Their vision is to see lives […]

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