Aeysha came to train in the Khusi Hona Women Empowerment Program in March of 2018. She is a problem solver and a natural leader. She exhibits a grace and brilliance in everything she creates.
She has only completed the 5th grade and is currently completing her schooling through an education program created by Aasraa Trust. In addition to her school studies she is able hone her jewelry training skills to earn an income through Lovetree Co’s artisan initiative. This salary is vital to helping her mother who is a single parent.
Aeysha loves being a part of our Lovetree Co + Khusi Hona family. She enjoys learning a new craft and developing relationships with the other women. The program not only builds her confidence but allows her to financially contribute to her family.
Nisha came to train in the Khusi Hona Women Empowerment Program in March of 2018. She is always eager to help and has impeccable attention to detail.
She has completed the 8th grade and is currently completing her schooling through an education program created by Aasraa Trust. She is from a village a few hours where her father works selling newspapers. She lives with her aunt in town to be able to go to school and the center.
Nisha loves the opportunities she has working with Lovetree Co. It allows her to practice her English, learn to be in a professional environment and earn a living.
Rukhsar came to train in the Khusi Hona Women Empowerment Program in March of 2018. She is dedicated to learning her craft and always has a great attitude.
She has completed the 8th grade and continues her education with tailoring classes. She lives with her family at her grandmother’s home.
Rukhsar loves to learn! She says her favorite things at the center are learning new things and learning how to do things proficiently and efficiently. She also enjoys being with the other women at the center. Her dream is to become a teacher.
Merhaj came to train in the Khusi Hona Women Empowerment Program in March of 2018. She is an observant, fast learner and has amazing attention to detail.
She has completed the 5th grade and wants to go back to school. We encourage her to do so with the support of our partners at Aasraa Trust. She is one of 8 children and working with Lovetree Co allows her to contribute to her family.
Merhaj is excited that the pieces she creates are being sold in the USA. She loves being in a professional environment and learning English.
Sajida came to train in the Khusi Hona Women Empowerment Program in March of 2018. She overseas the project throughout the year and creates beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry. She is a leader, an innovator and a problem solver.
The opportunity with Lovetree Co is a dream since she loves to be creative. She enjoys the work at the center because it allows her time to be with her family.
She strives to be a role model for her daughters. Their education and fruitful futures are most important to her.
Sajida’s passion is teaching arts and crafts. She enjoys the freedom working with Lovetree Co because she is able to be a positive example for the young women in her community and have creative expression.
Nazia came to train in the Khusi Hona Women Empowerment Program in January 2017. Since her arrival in the program she has excelled in everything she has learned. Her dedication to craft not only shows in her work, but also her commitment to quality and beauty. Through the support of the Khusi Hona Empowerment Program she now has been able to create a home center where she continues to make malas and teaches tailoring to a select group of young women.
She is the eldest of 5 children and is married with 2 children of her own. Since her father’s passing she has taken on extra responsibility to care for her mother and younger siblings. Family is very important to Nazia and caring for them is her #1 focus.
Shilpa came to train in the Khusi Hona Empowerment Program in February of 2017. When she first came she was currently working at a tea shop 7 days a week 10 hours a day. She was very shy and would barely look you in the eyes. As the weeks rolled into months Shilpa’s whole demeanor changed. She came smiling and confident and proud of her amazing work. Her transformation is something we feel is the best part of our partnership with Khusi Hona.
The beautiful handcrafted jewelry our artisans make are just a bi-product of the life skills and confidence they receive from being in Khusi Hona women empowerment program.
Reshma began training in the Khusi Hona Empowerment Program in April of 2016. She shared with us “I wanted to join because I want to work, and at home there is serious need of money. Being a housewife sitting at home one can’t do anything and it’s tough for us. Lovetree & Khusi Hona has given me the chance to create a small business and and to generate much needed extra income for my family.”
It’s great stories like this that fuel our passion for creating sustainability in the families of our artists.
Fatima began training in the Khusi Hona Empowerment Program in April of 2016. Her eagerness to learn and ability to pick things up quickly allowed her to advance in her skills. Since she was able to work from home this provided an amazing additional income in her family.
Rakhi came to train in the Khusi Hona Women Empowerment Program in March of 2017. Shilpa and Rakhi are cousins but more like sisters. Rakhi was raised by Shilpa’s mother and they worked at the same teashop in Margao, Goa. She was looking for a better opportunity since she was newly married and with child. Rakhi was able to learn new skills and change her life path from being in the training program.