Wishwas is a New York City based not-for-profit organization. Their mission is to empower low-income immigrant women who are in disadvantaged situations by training them in various skills through which, they can gainfully employ themselves.
Spencer Devine partnered with Wishwas to help their livelihood initiative here in Brooklyn, where women in Cypress Hills are using their sewing skills to create cork cases with repurposed leather from manufacturers in Manhattan. This is a fully sustainable project that fosters the women’s confidence and financial freedom while allowing them to contribute to their families’ income.
Click HERE to learn more about the great work they do.
North East Social Trust - North East India 2012
In the Spring of 2012, Kristine spent three months in the North East region of India where she worked with local NGOs on developing livelihood initiatives and designing patterns with weavers in Meghalaya, Assam, and Mizoram.
Check out the development process HERE
And one of our partner's work HERE