Through the eyes of an artisan: Glass-beading - a success story
By establishing long-term relationships with artisans and connecting them to international markets we empower them to forge their paths to economic mobility and then guide others through the process, generating a real social impact.
In Emilia's beading group, which was formed with aid from AGEXPORT (Guatemala Exporters Association), artisans’ daily incomes have increased 2.25 times since they partnered with us in 2013; and for some of them who previously had little or no income opportunities, working with us is a way to overcome the poverty line.
Through better designs and improved product quality we were able to grow 4 times the size of the group, from 6 women artisans to 30. Most importantly, we were able to increase almost 18 times the average price of a product made by the artisans of the group.
Thanks for being part of the change!
See below a summary of our effective partnership with Emilia and her beading group!