100 Women’s vision is to ignite women’s philanthropy to advance the empowerment of women worldwide. They are driven by a passionate group of talented women, first inspired by the book ‘Half the Sky’ written by Pulitzer Prize-winning team, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. In November 2017, they awarded us a grant to cover the supplies in our sewing program for the year 2018 and 2019, so we can empower 24 women to break the cycle of poverty.
Alexandria Main resort wear is designed to wear on lazy poolside afternoons drinking coconut water fresh out of the husk, under moonlit palm trees with the love of your life or while watching the sun slowly dipping into a warm ocean. Our seamstresses make products for this business, earning a fair wage. We are also supported with 20% of the profits from the beach bags we make.
The Australian Communities Foundation inspires and enables accessible philanthropy to achieve positive social change and build healthy resilient communities. Their sub-fund, the Vanraay Family Fund, is sponsoring a semester of our sewing program in 2018, ensuring 12 Cambodian women have access to our life-changing program that will help them break the cycle of poverty.
Eco-Soap bank is a project which collects partially used soap bars from hotels and guesthouses in Cambodia. The collected soaps are then sterilized, and melted down into liquid soap to be put into recycled water bottles from town. Newly moulded soap bars are then donated to NGOs, schools, and orphanages in rural areas. These donated soaps are used in our hygiene workshops to introduce proper hygiene practices to our community members. Our workshops certainly wouldn’t be as effective without this donated soap!
Life Interwoven is a social enterprise follows fair-trade principles and we work with artisans to create high-quality lifestyle products from natural materials. This volunteer-run organisation is committed to reducing poverty, and support our education program through the sale of their products. Be sure to check out their website, as you will be helping the artisans who make the products AND children in Cambodia!
A monthly supporter of Human and Hope Association, Nick Terrone, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and owner of ‘QuitWithNick’, has helped thousands of people dissolve and eliminate limiting habits and behaviors such as smoking, binge eating, binge drinking and anxiety to name a few. Nick can also help you do what you need to do when you need to do it in a confident way with ease and flow. Contact Nick for more information.
Samaky creates content for charities. Owned by Human and Hope Association’s former Operations Manager, Sally, Samaky helps grassroots charities with their social media, fundraising and website needs so they can concentrate on the job at hand. Samaky donates 100% of every invoice to Human and Hope Association.
Seyla’s Sewing and Tailoring is owned by Human and Hope Association’s former Vocational Training Manager, Seyla. He creates tailor-made clothing and ready-to-ship pieces that are made from quality cotton fabric.
Seyla donates $5 from every order to the sewing program at Human and Hope Association, a cause very close to his heart.
The South East Asia Foundation believes in empowerment through education. Run by Bill and Pat Taylor, this US based organisation sponsored the refurbishment of our study area, a new fence, new t-shirts for our staff and our ongoing running costs. A big believer in the empowerment of local staff, and an understanding of the importance of ongoing running costs makes this a great partnership!
Originating from humble beginnings in East Africa. the Sumar-Lakhani family knew that some day, they would return to support the impoverished, unwaged, and underprivileged. The family foundation aims to bring forth the best from nonprofits and driven individuals, worldwide. Working now for ten years, SLF is involved in several projects worldwide, and we’re just getting started. The Sumar-Lakhani Foundation provided funding for eight microfinance loans for our sewing students at the end of 2014. These microfinance loans will initially transform the lives of eight villagers, with the ability to put their skills learnt with us into action. However, the number of people these loans will eventually affect is undetermined, as this is a self-sustainable project, with all repayments and interest being used to provide more sewing machine loans.
Temples and Markets is a curated store featuring the best Home Decor, Jewellery and Fashion Accessories from South East Asia. Their goal is to put emerging designers from South East Asia in touch with a customer who wouldn’t otherwise find their product unless they were travelling to the area where the product originates. Temples and Markets proudly sponsor a child in our education program and also purchase our handicrafts, providing an income for our seamstresses and Human and Hope Association.
Village Earth is an organisation based in the U.S. They help reconnect communities to the resources that promote human well-being by enhancing social and political empowerment, community self-reliance and self-determination. They achieve this by strengthening intermediate and grassroots organisations through fiscal sponsorship, networking, training, research and advocacy. Human and Hope Association is a global affiliate of Village Earth, who provide our supporters in the U.S with an outlet to donate and receive tax deductions.
Wild Mountain Child is a small Australian owned and operated business based in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Australia supporting other small creative businesses. They sell handmade and fair trade children’s clothing, accessories, toys, decor, gifts and more. Wild Mountain Child purchases our handicrafts, which made by our seamstresses to sell in their store and donates 50 cents from every order to us.
World Relief Australia is a boutique overseas aid agency operating in an ethical and professional manner, upholding the integrity and passion of our partners in relieving human suffering and empowering the poor. Donations are tax-deductible in Australia through WRA, which enables us to make a bigger impact in our community.
Xplore for Success, an Australian business founded in 2002 by Diana Ryall AM, offers gender equality expertise both within and externally to organisations and individuals. They generously funded two computers for our education team in 2018, replacing the almost defunct computers they were using. They also supported two preschool students to be educated for a year.