Hope for Women
The idea for Hope for Women started in 1993 in a small village in the Himalayas while founder Evan Goldsmith was working with a local non-profit group devoted to women's development and environmental issues. The primary mission for Hope for Women is to provide retail and e-commerce opportunities for products made by women, which make up 90% of their artisans. Hope for Women works with at risk families and individuals to provide a stable income to help them create a better future for themselves and their families. Artisans in El Salvador, Colombia and India are trained to work with a variety of natural and recycled materials.