About Our Work



Where We Work

We are partnered with families in three regions of the world. Their locations and situations are different but the commonalities are their lack of access to resources, they are in isolated communities, and they face discrimination. 

Rwanda: remote islands on Lake Kivu

Costa Rica: an indigenous reservation in the southern region 

Baton Rouge: refugee women isolated by language barriers and/or lack of transportation 

Our Initiatives

  • Artisan Skills Training
  • Maternal Health Education Program
  • Adult Literacy School
  • Fair Trade Artisan Work
  • Cooperative Formation and Training
  • Small Business Training/Mentorship
  • Sewing Scholarships
  • Life Skills Classes

Our Goods 

Our artisan partners craft beautiful goods, most of which are made using local and sustainable materials. Many of the items you see on the website are made by our HPH artisans and the others are a curated selection of ethically made goods from around the world! Whether you buy an item from a partner brand or our own co-operatives, your purchase helps support the programs of Hands Producing Hope!  


The Hands Producing Hope Mission

Providing the economic, educational, and spiritual resources necessary to empower remote communities to rise above poverty.

Our Vision

Our vision is to see all people (regardless of gender, ethnicity, or geographical location) be afforded opportunities to have dignified and respectable work, and to provide for their families and flourish in their communities. We want to see a universal growth in an understanding of the impact an individual can make with their time, resources, and talents.

Core Values

Love, stewardship, community, equality, hope, and excellence.