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Fair-Trade Crafts

Craft Producers Overcome Desperate Situations

Craft Producer, Kern

Kern's husband was abusive, but she stayed with him because she needed his income to feed their three children. She started sewing for Khmer Life and is now financially independent. She earns $60 per month, double the average household income in Cambodia. She likes working from home because she can watch her children and prepare meals.

Craft Producer, Vechara

Vechara was widowed when her husband, who was a truck driver, died in a car accident. She and her daughter depended on his salary for support. Vechara had trouble finding a job and couldn't afford to send her daughter to school. Now Vechara works for Rajana, one of our craft producer groups, and her daughter is attending school.

Ceci's House Party

Ceci hosts a house party.

If you are interested in hosting an educational program and craft sale, please contact us.

Survivors of landmines, AIDS, sex-trafficking, or extreme poverty in Cambodia need to find a means of earning a living. Friendship with Cambodia is supporting non-profit organizations in Cambodia that help these disadvantaged individuals start new lives.

These organizations offer skill training, such as sewing, wood carving, or basketry and they provide employment through craft production. They make beautiful handbags, silk scarves, cotton scarves, small purses, jewelry, greeting cards, ornaments, baskets, place mats, tea towels, toys, and many other products. The crafts people receive a livable wage for their work, which is why the crafts they sell are called fair-trade.

Friendship with Cambodia buys these unique crafts from over 20 different non-profit organizations in Cambodia and sells them at our educational programs and benefits.

Mouse by Nyemo, a vocational training and counseling center for destitute women and children
Nyemo is a vocational training and counseling center for destitute women and children. Provides health education and services, literacy, child care, education and career placement. Training includes sewing, cooking, restaurant and hotel work.

Scarves by Art and craft micro-enterprise, Rajana
Rajana is an art and craft micro-enterprise that trains young people in the production of contemporary crafts and buys crafts from village producers so they can provide for their families.

Silks by Peace Handicrafts and Silks
Peace Handicrafts and Silks produces fair-trade crafts created by landmine- and polio-disabled Cambodian artists. They also teach sewing, weaving and small business management.

Necklace by Friends International
Friends International works with street children, to help their families with income generation and to provide vocational training.

Turtle by Rehab Craft
Rehab Craft provides training, employment and support for people with living with physical disabilities, including landmine survivors.

Purselets by the National Center of Disabled Persons
The National Center of Disabled Persons produces products made by people with disabilities and offers rehabilitation, training, scholarships, education and employment.

Toys by the National Center of Disabled Persons
Toys

Mat Purse
Mat Purse

Ornaments by the National Center of Disabled Persons
Ornaments

Spices by the National Center of Disabled Persons
Spices

Butterflies
Butterfilies

Purses
Purses

Butterflies
String Purses

Baskets
Baskets

Bracelets
Bracelets

Cosmetic Cases
Cosmetic Cases

Elephants
Elephants

Flying Superhero Kitties
Flying Kitties

Wine Covers
Wine Covers

Turtles
Turtles

Stars
Stars


Spices
Spices

Soaps
Soaps

Jewelry
Jewelry

Silver Animals
Silver Animals

Salad Tongs
Salad Tongs

Potholders
Potholders

Piglets
Piglets

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