Earlier this year we began a partnership with Sojourn Studio, a project of a local non-profit. They are training women and teen girls in jewelry making, and providing them part-time jobs. Two of these ladies are our very own!
They work here in our house two days a week, hand-making necklaces and earrings from start to finish. This includes working with clay, hand-painting designs, attaching metalwork, and they are beginning to learn packaging.
Their work with Sojourn also helps to fund further education for both them–Mwei Mwei is taking Thai classes and San Aye is taking Burmese literacy classes. Sojourn also creates a savings plan for them.
The work is absolutely beautiful, and we are so thankful for this partnership that allows us to keep building into these two ladies. If you didn’t see this last time, watch this short video explaining the project.
The world feels exceptionally small when you can hop online to see a pair of earrings that was made by our sweet friends in our house, and have it delivered to your door. We’ve loved partnering with Sojourn Studio and we hope you do, too!