Wish them a bright and shining holiday with the Sparkling Tree Holiday Card from India.
- Card is blank on the inside. Back of card reads: “Handmade for you by artisans in India who are either visually or hearing impaired, or otherwise physically disabled. Silence works to help artisans become self‒sufficient income earners by providing skills training and fairly paid employment. Ten Thousand Villages is North America's oldest Fair Trade retailer. Learn more about our hand crafted products and the people who make them at www.tenthousandvillages.com.”
- Card: 5x7 inches; Matching white envelope: 5.25 x 7.25 inches
- Envelope includes pull-off strip for closure.
- Handcrafted in India
Silence is a self–help project for artisans who are deaf or physically disabled. In a country where unemployment is high, people who are disabled rarely find work. The situation is even more difficult for women with disabilities. Silence works to help their artisans become self–sufficient and earn their living, training team members in different skills. After completing Silence’s training courses, artisans are encouraged to move into commercial housing so that new artisans can be trained. Silence artisans produce incense sticks, candles, greeting cards and jewelry. These are exported or sold locally at Silence’s retail store. Artisan benefits include a retirement fund, health and personal accident insurance, profit sharing and certification of disability to qualify for free bus transit and reduced government taxation.