Artisans from Dominican Republic
The Lily House
The Lily House in the Dominican Republic offers healing to women who have been sexually trafficked and those who are risk of being trafficked. With high levels of poverty, illiteracy, and physical abuse, Dominican women are exceptionally vulnerable to traffickers. The Lily House teaches women to create beautiful jewelry. In the process, these formerly enslaved women learn that they are themselves beautiful creations who are worthy of love. “I knew how to do nothing with my hands before Lily House,” says N. “The only thing I knew to do was sell my body. Now I make beautiful things with dignity.” Your purchase of jewelry made by The Lily House artisans brings hope to those who were without hope.