The Lydia project in India is working with lower caste women, Dalits, to teach them a trade.
Many of them make jewelry, silk scarves, silk bags, beaded bracelets to help fight against sex trafficking in India.
Mavuno Market has formed a partnership with this organization to help these women.
Indian items will be available for sale at the Festival of Trees. And soon on the website, www.mavunomarket.org
Steve and Lisa Stucky, founders and owners of Mavuno Market, have just received their non-profit status. As Colorado natives, they are thrilled to be able to set their home base in Castle Rock and commit their days to helping families half way around the world rise out of poverty.
Mavuno means "harvest" in Swahili. Steve and Lisa believe that by buying products from artisans in developing nations, they are helping create a harvest of hope.