We partner with an Artisan Business along the Thailand-Myanmar border that focuses on employing mothers who are capable and doing their best to provide, but who just need supplemental income in order to keep their children, rather than giving them up to an orphanage. One of the tenacious mothers who works with the business is San Aye. While she once struggled to support her two children, today she is earning a sustainable income, and even receives special wages for savings and education. She is also enrolled in literacy classes and is learning to read and write in her own native language.
“I love making jewelry for this business. Even if I had a full-time job, I would still make jewelry at night if I could," she says. San Aye and her fellow Artisans in Thailand make the beautiful Tranquility Necklace.