A Heart ornament - by Others Trade for Hope, Salvation Army -
Others is the entrepreneurial arm of The Salvation Army, empowering people through craftsmanship and artisanal work globally. By providing work for the poor and disadvantaged, Others offers them the opportunity to provide for themselves and their family members. The most important values at Others are those of connecting people across borders, and creating opportunities for others, simply called “Trade for Hope.”
Handmade by female artisans in Bangladesh, it takes a woman one hour to make the embroidered heart featured in this month’s Faithbox. Every year, over 300 women are engaged in production of this product in preparation for the Christmas holiday. Since Others started employing women in Bangladesh, over 1,200 women have been freed from human trafficking!
As these ornaments hang in your home this season, find joy in knowing that these hearts are making a significant impact in the lives of others around the world.