Guardian Village Handicrafts

Turquiose Howlite Beaded Necklace


Turquoise howlite with brown water buffalo bone on a black cord 21”

Guardian Village Handicrafts (GVH) is making a difference in the lives of these Nepali woman and children.  GVH is empowering women to make an honest, respectable living through vocational training and life skill developments.  There are currently over thirty ladies who are trained and equipped to craft the beautiful hand-beaded jewelry and accessories.  GVH pays a "more than fair trade" wage for each item that is produced.  Our crafters are able to earn an income that allows them to properly care for themselves and their families.  Each GVH crafter is given an opportunity to learn to read and write, in addition to learning practical life skills and earning a wage.  Other practical life skill training includes health care, family planning, nutrition and sanitation improving the quality of life and home environment of all crafters.

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