"Enabling the Disabled"
This past trip to Laos we got to visit the Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre (LDWDC) in Vientiane. This centre is a non-profit organization "run by women with disabilities, for women with disabilities and their families in Lao PDR".
It is not uncommon in many parts of the world for women with disabilities to experience difficulties when accessing education and gaining employment, even when they have much to offer in terms of abilities. It is for this reason that the LDWDC exist. The team at the centre is on a mission to "empower women to engage their abilities so they can generate an income, support themselves and contribute to society".
During our visit, I was lucky enough to get a chance to meet with much of the staff and artisans working. I even got to be a student for a little and learn how to make a keychain out of recycled newspaper.
I am so happy to now be working with the centre and share their beautiful products with our customers. You can now shop our selection of recycled newspaper and silk products made from the centre on our web-store here and feel good knowing your purchase is supporting the work of the LDWDC.