"One of the core principles of Empow’Her is to work really closely with local organization to transfer skills and to help them carry out their project."
"You may wonder what is a social enterprise, the model stands somewhere between the NGO model and traditional business model. (...) So we created San Jai, that is, San Jai in Thai means „weaving hurts“. Basically women who are in these shelters are being trained and then they produce handicrafts and then these handicrafts are being sold to customers."
„But it’s not only about handicraft“, it is about regaining self-confidence through the creative process to earn decent wage and work in a safe environment.“
“Instead of seeing challenges we saw a lot of incredible opportunities”
"(…)the women. Instead of seeing them as victims of violence, we saw them as incredibly talented professionals.”
What you give is what you get was our motto with Luisa during these six months, but actually we received way more than what we gave"
"We created two collections of products, and these are made from up-cycled material. This is from rice bags, and we believe that even though our main goal is a social goal we also have an environmental duty and we should be as ecofriendly as possible. Our biggest challenge but also achievement was definitely to train those women, and we’ve trained fifteen women, and we called the director of the center last week and she told us that many more women are coming to the training that are now very successful."