OUR FOCUS ON INCOME GENERATION
We believe that access to dignified and safe employment is one of the most powerful armors to protect women from exploitation. Senhoa Jewelry is a holistic social enterprise that works with vulnerable persons and survivors to prepare them for healthy reintegration and sustainable freedom. Our objective is to create a successful business that employs survivor artisans to design and handcraft fashion accessories, providing them with safe and secure employment.
Today, high-end fashion accessories have delved into a whole new depth. Accessorizing has become more than a compliment to a woman’s wardrobe and beauty — it is now a channel through which a woman can make a statement of what she believes in. Donned by celebrities such as supermodels Coco Rocha, Iman, Caroline Trentini and Behati Prinsloo, accessorizing with a conscience is not just a trend — it is timeless. The evolution of fashion is a triumphant story of freedom and female empowerment. The next generation can use this conquest to stand up against slavery and move forward towards a more hopeful future.
Jewelry-making was picked for its quick skill acquisition. A woman can pick up this skill without having access to prior education, and even if she is illiterate.
Each Senhoa jewelry piece is individually handcrafted by a survivor of human trafficking or a young woman vulnerable to exploitation. Artisans are paid a fair wage and benefit from a comprehensive life skills curriculum. Senhoa’s passion is to create opportunities for survivors to earn an income, share their stories, and raise awareness against modern slavery.
100% of profits from the sale of Senhoa jewelry go directly to the rehabilitation and education of young women sold into slavery in Southeast Asia.
- To provide vulnerable women and survivor artisans with safe and secure employment.
- To provide survivor artisans with a fair wage and access to the global marketplace, transforming our artisans and their communities in three ways: alleviate poverty, protect and empower women, and promote peace.
- To produce and retail high-quality women’s accessories from locally-sourced materials and crystals by Swarovski Elements for the Senhoa brand and private labels.
- To create a thriving business and generate profits to fund programs for the empowerment and protection of women.