Due to the lack of sustainable industry in our area, unemployment and poverty are very real struggles. Here, access to clean water, electricity, education, health care and adequate housing is a luxury most cannot afford. These challenges have led us to start a business in this specific neighborhood because we believe that industry is not simply dependent upon infrastructure and ease, but can be used by God for community transformation, justice and empowerment.
At Ziyada, every woman is trained as an artisan in hand-spinning yarn, embroidery and sewing. Every employee earns a fair, living wage for their work, has access to health care for themselves and their children, and enjoys a work environment where people are loved, skills are developed, and ethical practices are affirmed. With every purchase you make, you are part of the process of bringing more hope, more help, more happiness, and more health to these artisans.