A Face, A Name, A Dream, A Soul
Her Handwork is a social enterprise based in Melbourne, Victoria. We invest in the potential of children and women at risk.
The highest growth rates occur in the poorest countries. Poverty is more than just the lack of finances to ensure a sustainable and dignified livelihood. Hunger, malnutrition, limited access to education and early childhood deaths manifests itself in poverty. As our population grows, so will the many children who will endure a life of high social risk. Ask the poor man what his greatest asset is and he would probably tell you it's his children. Unless the lives of the children change, the cycle of poverty will continue.
Children and childhoods are at risk like never before. Poverty and injustice renders the poor and weak totally defenceless. They are susceptible to violence and exploitation. There are about 40 million people trapped in chains of slavery today.
The statistics for poverty and modern day slavery seem very daunting. But behind the figures is a face, a name, a dream and a soul. If we could all just impact one life, imagine the change we can make.
What have you got in your hands?
Give what you can and invest in a life.
Your giving can change destinies.
They matter. They count.
'Our P/L should not just read Profit & Loss but People & Lives.
And maybe the world's most pressing problems can be addressed in our lifetime. But it will require a collective effort and commitment from all of us.'
Her Handwork is a social enterprise based in Melbourne, Australia.
A social enterprise is a cause-driven business whose primary reason for being is to improve social objectives and serve the common good.
Her Handwork believes in empowering the disadvantaged; those who are considered most at risk in communities, unemployed long term and the marginalized.
Most of the at risk sections within communities may not have access to education, proper shelter, food, sustainable and dignified employment, clean drinking water, proper healthcare and representation. All of which are essential for basic human dignity.
Your purchase will help;
- get infants, toddlers and children off the streets or away from unhealthy family environments into a safe shelter with access to proper education, food and the necessary skills to support themselves with dignity.
- build clean drinking water taps, proper sanitation, minister to drug addicts, pray for those who desperately want to break free from chains of various addiction and emotional torment.
Read more about our cause here.
How You Can Help
Do poverty and injustice frustrate you? Have you ever wished you could do more?
'The longest journey you will ever take is the 18 inches from your head to your heart.' - Andrew Bennet
This journey from head to heart is often one of the most rewarding journeys in life.
Be a story teller.
NGOs I Partner With
Mercy International has three centres for children, all based in Thailand. The times I have spent volunteering with Mercy International changed my life. Those young lives that were abandoned, abused and left to die have now been given hope, love and a future.
All profits from items sold will go to Mercy International and New Life Community Church (NLCC) in Sri Lanka. Funds raised will support these ministries, transform communities and keep family units together.
Taps that provide clean drinking water as well as accessible sanitation will be part of my on-going fundraising effort.
Find out more about Mercy International here
Find out more about New Life Community Sri Lanka here
"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see." - John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
How Your Dollar Helps
Her Handwork fundraises for overseas based NGOs; Mercy International's HIV Centre for Children in Thailand and New Life Community Sri Lanka.
All profits raised from items sold will go towards empowering women and children living with HIV as well as the desperately poor living in remote villages in Sri Lanka.
Specifically, funds will be used to;
-purchase play equipment for the babies and toddlers in Thailand
- help Mercy International work towards sustainability, seeds for vegetables, fish holding tanks, farm equipment etc.
- build proper sanitation and clean drinking water taps for remote villages in Sri Lanka that are still recovering from a 30 year civil war, 8 hours away from Colombo.
- Minister to drug addicts in the Western Province of Sri Lanka where 75% of crime is drug related.
Read more about how your dollar helps here.