Each purchase supports the artisan families in Naphia Village and includes a donation to the community bank/micro-credit fund and a larger fund.
In collaboration with the Rural Income through Sustainable Energy Project of Swiss NGO, Helvetas, Article 22 also works to improve the supply chain of scrap bomb metal from collection to production.
Subsistence agriculture accounts for approximately half of the GDP and provides 80% of employment.
Families eat what they harvest, leaving little opportunity to sell and generate disposable income.
Handcrafts diversify income sources and present an opportunity for women to become active contributors to the economic well-being of their families.