SANTA, FELICITA, LILY ARE BUSINESS OWNERS TRAINED BY CWOW TO TRAIN OTHERS
MODA ESPERANZA, TURNING POP TABS INTO BEAUTIFUL FASHION, AND A LOCAL CONVENIENCE STORE CREATES HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR HONDURAN WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN
HAITIAN ARTISANS FOR PEACE INTERNATIONAL (HAPI)
TRANSFORMING HAITI THROUGH THE EMPOWERMENT AND ADVOCACY OF WOMEN
SINGING ROOSTER HAITIAN COFFEE
LED BY CWOW ADVOCATE, GRACE, THE MWANGATU LADIES, ALL OF WHOM ARE HIV+ SEEK TO BRING HOPE AND EDUCATION TO THE HIV/AIDS SITUATION IN KENYA
THE NOZOMI PROJECT, TRANSLATED "HOPE" FROM JAPANESE
DEDICATED TO BRINGING HOPE TO WOMEN WHO ARE THE SURVIVORS OF THE 2011 EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI IN ISHINOMAKI, JAPAN
NOZOMI PRODUCTS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN-STORE ONLY
Japan's closest neighbors are Korea, Russia and China. Japan's area is comparable to that of Germany.
The country experiences frequent earthquakes. The climate in most of the major cities, including Tokyo,
is temperate to subtropic and consists of four seasons.
Population—127,417,244 Life expectancy—81 Literacy rate—99%
- other (mostly Korean)—1%
- possibly 1 million illegal immigrants (Pakistani, Iranian, Bangladeshi, South East Asian)
Japan remains a major economic power, both in Asia and globally.
But because of natural disasters such as the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, there is a constant threat of economic decline.
- Suicide epidemic
- Low birth rates/ high life expectancy
- Sexually exploited women
- Recovery from natural disasters
SETU - THE BRIDGE TO ARTISANS
STANDS AS THE BRIDGE BETWEEN POVERTY AND SELF-SUSTAINABILITY
BASKETS OF CAMBODIA
HANDMADE BASKETS & PURSES PROVIDE ARTISANS FROM RURAL CAMBODIA SUSTAINABLE INCOMES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIFFERENT SCHOOLING OPTIONS & HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS
REVY - FAIR TRADE CRAFTS FROM EL SALVADOR
REVY MEANS REVITALIZATION - THESE PRODUCTS HELP PEOPLE OF EL SALVADOR AND THE PLANET AT THE SAME TIME
Photos by Revy