The World Bank estimates that 1.44 billion people live in extreme poverty, earning an average of US $1.25 or less a day. Extreme global poverty is a vicious cycle. This cycle is doomed to repeat itself, generation to generation, unless, those living in extreme poverty are given a real chance to create change from within. Our goal is that the work of Collective Humanity will help pave the way for a more sustainable and independent future for communities living in vulnerable situations around the world. Below are our commitments to ensuring long term, sustainable impact.
We believe the most sustainable way to truly empower entire communities to rise above poverty is by providing women with jobs that enable independence and self-reliance.
We help employ with 60 female artisans in Cambodia, supporting 75+ children & dependents. We are committed to providing dignified and consistent income for all of the products they produce. Through our online platform and in-market opportunities, we are able to sell these artisan made goods to a larger supply chain and maximize earning potential for the women.
PRESERVING HANDMADE CRAFTS
We celebrate technique, tradition, and quality.
We support a variety of artisan skill sets. All of the artisans we work with specialize in blending traditional techniques and modern design to bring you products that showcase the rich beauty, history, and culture of their country.
ACCESS TO EDUCATION
We believe access to education is a fundamental human right.
We help the artisans that we partner with receive access to a full, comprehensive education. We facilitate a education opportunities for our partners and their children, in an effort to help break the cycle of poverty and enable self reliance.
GROWTH & HEALING
We believe in the power of community.
We help facilitate growth and healing communities for our women and their families to come together, celebrate their journeys, and share in their struggles. Our community support programs include everything from bringing in alternative healers to lead Reiki Courses for women in need of deep healing, to a community emergency fund. We believe the more supportive the environment, the more likely these women are to thrive.
We facilitate empowerment.
We believe the most sustainable way to truly empower communities to rise above poverty is through integrated socio-economic development. We work in collaboration with artisans throughout the developing world to create products and programs that facilitate empowerment and produce sustainable change. We help these individuals achieve their goals and deepen their impact by providing them with the tools and connecting them with the resources that will enable them to thrive.