Our Story

Our Vision

Our vision is to support the sales of handwork created by disadvantaged artisans around the world to bring about life-changing economic development.

The Mission

The mission of Threads of Hope is to break the cycle of poverty through strategies that empower the economically disadvantaged.

Do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Heb. 13:16

Here is our story of how we accomplish that:
Empowering Artisans by Purchasing Textiles

Empowering Artisans by Purchasing Textiles

Threads of Hope serves two main groups of people: those in the Lima project and those in outlying Andean mountain villages. We purchase textiles from artisans in Lima each month creating stabilizing monthly income. The money earned by participating artisans and secondary producers goes directly to the artists. At the end of each year, grants are offered for poverty alleviation. For our newer projects, in outlying mountain villages, ToH has adapted to the realities of remoteness. Currently, in the rural villages, ToH buys quarterly from these obscure groups. Geological and language challenges (Quechua lanuage) require working through businesses to gain access to these remote groups. ToH works in urban and rural areas building relationships for a strong future of empowering through hand work. Additional poverty alleviation grants to these artisan groups make our story unique by returning 100% of proceeds from textile sales to the artisans. Our goal, wherever we work is to empower women out of poverty, impacting them and the generations that will follow.
Generous Volunteers Selling Textiles and Donors Supporting the Work

Generous Volunteers Selling Textiles and Donors Supporting the Work

We call our donors and volunteers our: “Give Back Corp.” They are a kind, generous group of people who share their time and energy with us. Without them, Threads of Hope would not be possible. Our volunteers enable ToH to maintain our 100% giveback to artisans, since we are not employing an intermediary to sell the textiles. Because of our generous donors, we are able to cover our operating expenses so that all profit from textile sales goes into The Hope Grant Fund. Together, we accomplish remarkable things.
Giving Back to Break the Cycle of Poverty

Giving Back to Break the Cycle of Poverty

Our faith inspires our 100 percent giveback. We believe we should care for the least of these in the best and most life-affirming way possible. Empowerment is the foundational work of our organization. All people should gain dignity from their work because of the knowledge that they can make a difference in their lives. The main way we empower the artisans and their families is through The Hope Grant Fund. Artisans apply for grants for: education, housing, healthcare, sustainable small business development, or various community needs. All of our profit from sales go into The Hope Grant Fund in order to make these life-giving grants available. For more information on our fund, click here.

Discerning people ask, “What is 100 percent of profit?” Our response: “Everything beyond the original purchase price, less shipping, booth fees, and direct selling expenses like price tags.” Threads of Hope fundraises to cover overhead expenses so that not one penny of the revenue from textile sales funds overhead. We are able to maintain an overhead of between 2 to 4 percent. Our greatest joy is that we, who have so much, are able to return so much to the artisans we serve.

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