Ways to Help in Cambodia That Don’t Involved Voluntourism

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about why you shouldn’t participate in voluntourism activities in Cambodia. Now, we are going to tell you about ways you can help when you visit Cambodia. Make a monetary donation A good way you can help in Cambodia is to donate money to reputable NGO’s. It is a …

1,000 Hours of Education to Cambodian Children

In the first half of 2018, your purchases provided over 1,000 hours of education to Cambodian children living in poverty in Siem Reap. One of those children was Clay. Eight-year-old *Clay began studying in the preschool program at Human and Hope Association in 2015. Her father is a builder who would work far away from …

Sewing Program 2017 Update

Throughout the year 2017, we are proud to witness the ongoing progress made by our Cambodian students who have demonstrated their enthusiasm and resilience as they take steps to breaking free of the poverty cycle. In closing this year, Human and Hope Association welcomed 12 bright students who have joined our Sewing Program. Five students …

A conversation with Phalla from Human and Hope Association

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Phalla, one of the sewing teachers at Human and Hope Association. Phalla was a student in the very first semester of the sewing program, from April – July 2013. After the semester ended, she was hired as a Sewing Assistant, learning further skills from Human and …

How This Sewing Program in Cambodia is Empowering Women

How This Sewing Program in Cambodia is Empowering Women When Sangorb was young she dreamed of a future where she had a big house and lots of family living with her. Her dream was pushed into the back of her mind, when at age eight, she was forced to stop studying at public school so …

Celebrate our second anniversary with 25% off!

Today is our second anniversary since launching Hope Handicrafts! When we first launched our business on Valentine’s Day 2015, we offered more than 30 different handicrafts. As time progressed, we learnt more about what our customers were interested in, and what they were not. It was an ongoing learning experience for us, and to be …

Changing lives with the skill of sewing

Imagine loving studying, but being forced to stop because your parents just simply couldn’t afford the fees for public school. This is the case for all of our seamstresses who create our ethically made products. From a young age they are forced to take care of cows, collect rubbish, make rattan baskets or work as …