In Kenya, unemployment rates for the deaf are as high as 85%, as the deaf are generally considered to be unsuited for work. This discrimination is heightened against deaf women, who are often mistreated by their spouses or families.
HumanKind is working with a new company! Let us introduce to you Forai, or Friends Of Refugees and Immigrants. A bit different from most of our other vendors, who work with artisans in the developing world, Forai is based in St. Louis, Missouri, and works with refugees and immigrants who have moved to the U.S. Read more…
What do all of these pieces of jewelry have in common? They are all made from ammunition scrap leftover from war, transforming violent intentions into symbols of peace.
Do you have any bowls that are not made for eating but instead create beautiful and soothing songs? Tibetan Singing Bowls are unique bowls that are actually a type of standing bell traditionally used in the Buddhist practice as a support for meditation and prayer. Instead of hanging upside down or being attached to a handle, as one typically thinks of a bell, singing bowls are meant to sit with the bottom surface resting on a special cushion or on the floor, though it can also be played while held perched on your fingertips.
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In honor of International Women’s Day, we are asking you to join us on Wednesday, March 8th to contribute to our efforts to create new opportunities for women, both locally and internationally. You already know that purchasing at HumanKind supports women artisans in developing countries. On March 8, 100% of our profits that day will be donated to the Women’s Legacy Fund, a fund of The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County.