“New Beginnings” – Hostess Incentive

Providing New Beginnings for our Artisan partners in Pakistan!

We are so excited for this first quarter’s Hostess Incentive!  This January through March we are partnering with our Pakistani Artisans and the Daughters of Shalom Institute to provide Life Skills classes for women rising above their circumstances and forging a better life not only for them but also their families and their communities.

Through this giveback, women in Pakistan will receive free training classes on reading, writing, sewing and many other valuable life skills!

This Hostess Incentive should help you increase your bookings and provide your hostesses with an attainable goal that will also give back! 
 
Details:
For every $600+ party held and closed in the months of January – March 2019, we will provide five (5) life skills classes to Pakistani women escaping hardship. Your qualifying hostess will also receive a pair of the exclusive Trinity Drop Earrings to celebrate! 
 
These beautiful earrings are handmade by artisans in India and feature a mixed metal stud, and half-moon shapes made from resin and teak wood. The approximate measurements are 2.28 inches high x 1 inch wide.
 
  • Each qualifying hostess will receive one pair of earrings per party.
  • Original event date must be held and closed with orders placed between 1/1/19 – 3/31/19.
  • For each $600 PRV level, five (5) life skills classes will be provided to a woman in Pakistan from their party! So, $1200 PRV party = 10 life skills classes, $1800 PRV = 15, and so on!
Tracking:
Qualifying parties will be tracked by the Home Team, and your hostess will receive their earrings with a celebratory insert thanking them for their participation and reinforcing the impact that they have made.
 
About the Daughters of Shalom:
The Daughters of Shalom Institute in Pakistan was founded in 2005 by our Pakistani Artisan partners, Mushtaq and Kanwel. The training center began with only five women and has expanded today to two campuses with over 180 women currently enrolled in classes.
 
The women come from poor families, and many have been in bond slavery. During the classes, they learn how to read, write, and sew among other valuable life skills, giving these women a chance to experience a brighter tomorrow. 
 
One of the students from Daughters of Shalom, Kainat, learned how to sew and was hired as a seamstress for Trades of Hope. Kainat comes from a large family with 10 siblings. Her father was an alcoholic and abusive to the family. When his addictions took his life, Kainat’s mother was helpless to support her family. Now through her work as an artisan, she is able to support her family and purchase medication for her mother. The feeling of desperation has been replaced with hope for Kainat and her family!
 
Kainat sews for Trades of Hope in the morning and remains at Daughters of Shalom Institute in the afternoon to complete her training in adult literacy. Kainat shares, “I really enjoy the community of friends I have at the center. I am so thankful for my work because my life is more stable now.”
 
The second campus, the Lydia Campus, opened in 2015 by Mushtaq’s sister, Razia. Razia was a prior student of the training center and was eager to open another campus. She began with an after-school program for the children and soon, the mothers came to Razia asking to be also be taught. 
 
Currently, there are over 180 women enrolled in these classes, but there is always a wait list for others to join. When you host a party, you are changing lives for women like Kainat and creating new beginnings for generations to come!