Work of Your Hand began with a dream, where we envisioned trade and compassion partnering together to transform people and communities. In 2009, that dream became a reality.

Today, Work of Your Hand purchases handicrafts and provides a fair wage to artisans across Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, and more. We are convinced that trade, more than aid, will be the driving force for justice in our poverty-stricken world.

Through compassion for struggling people and the power of employment, we are firsthand witnesses of the innate talents and abilities, dignity, and worth of human beings who simply need to be empowered with opportunities to succeed.

At Work of Your Hand, we know that many North Americans share our conviction. That’s why we’re creating markets that connect compassionate, aware consumers like you with marginalized people. We believe the best way to fight against poverty is to fight together.

One of the ways of helping the fight against poverty is by purchasing products from Work of Your Hand. You are then making a sustainable, long-term investment in our artisans. That wage will help a parent put food on the table, a child attend school, a family receive medical care, and an artisan pursue vocational training that will open countless doors of opportunity.

Another way of helping is supporting Work of Your Hand’s own efforts on the ground. Since 2015, the Polischuks have moved to Cambodia where they work to help a village next to the garbage dump of Siem Reap to empower the villagers to obtain dignified jobs through the creation of social entrepreneurial businesses that eventually will become wholly Cambodian owned. The villagers are given on the job training so that they can get paid while they learn, and then have the ability to continue working for the business or to start up their own.

Thank you for joining the movement. Together, we can alleviate poverty, one purchase at a time.

Contact us: webquery@workofyourhand.com

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