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Jolly Birds Greeting Card

Send a joyful message with the handcrafted Joyful Birds Greeting Card from India. In a country where stable employment is scarce, people with disabilities rarely find work; Silence provides vocational training and employment, empowering people with hearing, visual, and physical impairments.

HANDCRAFTED IN INDIA

  • Paper
  • Self‒sealing envelope with pull‒off strip
  • 5x7 inches, Matching white envelope: 5.25 x 7.25 inches
  • Card is blank on the inside. Back of card reads “Handmade for you by artisans in India who are either visually or hearing impaired, or otherwise physically disabled. Silence works to help artisans become self‒sufficient income earners by providing skills training and fairly paid employment. Ten Thousand Villages is North America's oldest Fair Trade retailer. Learn more about our hand crafted products and the people who make them at www.tenthousandvillages.com.”
  • Handcrafted in India

SKU: 6815050

THE MAKERS

Silence is a self–help project for artisans who are deaf or physically disabled. In a country where unemployment is high, people who are disabled rarely find work. The situation is even more difficult for women with disabilities. Silence works to help their artisans become self–sufficient and earn their living, training team members in different skills. After completing Silence’s training courses, artisans are encouraged to move into commercial housing so that new artisans can be trained. Silence artisans produce incense sticks, candles, greeting cards and jewelry. These are exported or sold locally at Silence’s retail store. Artisan benefits include a retirement fund, health and personal accident insurance, profit sharing and certification of disability to qualify for free bus transit and reduced government taxation. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Silence since 1983.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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