Empowering Artisans

Our business and our community are stronger when the women we work with are empowered with the agency and resources to benefit themselves. 

We use a peer-to-peer approach, which perfectly fits the rural community we work in. We find high-performing artisans, immerse them deeply in relevant content and equip them with the tools to spread that information to their peers.

We use this training methodology for vocational training and for Life Skills Empowerment Programs.

Vocational Training

We provide comprehensive and ongoing trainings to our artisans, so that they are always improving their skills and productivity. All of our training is aimed at delivering the highest quality products to our retail partners. We also offer multiple opportunities for artisans to attain leadership roles within the factory, from team leadership to mid-management roles.

 

 

Life Skills Empowerment Program

Working with local NGO expert partners, we have developed a Life Skills Program that equips employees with trainings and resources for financial literacy, English at the workplace, Health, and Leadership skills.

 

 
Leadership We are committed to helping the women at our company assume roles of leadership in our company, so we provide trainings and information to develop their leadership skills. This increased self-confidence and communication skill extends into the workplace, at home and in the community.

Leadership
We are committed to helping the women at our company assume roles of leadership in our company, so we provide trainings and information to develop their leadership skills. This increased self-confidence and communication skill extends into the workplace, at home and in the community.

Financial Literacy For many of our employees, their job at Abahizi is their first ever position in the formal economy. Because of this, we give access to information and tools to make informed and fiscally responsible lives.   

Financial Literacy
For many of our employees, their job at Abahizi is their first ever position in the formal economy. Because of this, we give access to information and tools to make informed and fiscally responsible lives. 
 

Counseling We provide access to a full-time wellness advisor who provides a confidential counseling program, where employees can find resources to manage personal issues outside of the workplace. 

Counseling
We provide access to a full-time wellness advisor who provides a confidential counseling program, where employees can find resources to manage personal issues outside of the workplace. 

Health & Wellness Training We provide a tailored health and nutrition training program. Among our artisans, you’ll find dedicated “Peer Educators” who deliver vital and relevant health information to their fellow artisans. From weekly ‘health office hours’ held during lunch to collective ‘healthy lunch groups’ – we know a healthy workforce is crucial to a successful bottom line.

Health & Wellness Training
We provide a tailored health and nutrition training program. Among our artisans, you’ll find dedicated “Peer Educators” who deliver vital and relevant health information to their fellow artisans. From weekly ‘health office hours’ held during lunch to collective ‘healthy lunch groups’ – we know a healthy workforce is crucial to a successful bottom line.

English Literacy Working in the global marketplace requires team members that can read and understand English. We provide industry-specific English training for artisan leaders and mid-management level. 

English Literacy
Working in the global marketplace requires team members that can read and understand English. We provide industry-specific English training for artisan leaders and mid-management level.