be a part of Changing the lives of girls in Timor-LEste by Supporting Casa Vida
At our High Tea Fundraiser in 2014, Casa Vida's Program Manager, Grace Pitanuki, told us how providing victims of sexual abuse access to sustainable & meaningful employment in Casa Vida's social enterprises assists in restoring girl's hope & dignity - which in-turn assists with their positive reintegration into society. Casa Vida's social enterprises also provide financial support for both the organization & the girls. The girls are paid the current wage rates & are given training & support in opening a bank account & other independent living skills.
Casa Vida is currently raising funds to build a new hospitality training centre. With the development of the specialist training facility, the range of training provided will increase & there will also be capacity to offer training places to vulnerable girls & young women in the wider community. In conjunction with the new hospitality training centre, Casa Vida will establish an employment database to assist in matching qualified skilled candidates with vacancies in the hospitality industry. This will be the first service of it's kind in Timor-Leste!
Thanks to our past fundraising efforts & sizable donations from donors Julie-ann Ellis, Mike Parsons and Crystell Halliday we are able to support Casa Vida with a donation of $2300USD - this is the equivalent of the cost of all the kitchen equipment for the training facility & the computer that will be used for the database!!!
It would be great if we can also contribute to cost of tables & chairs needed for the training centre!
You can make a donation via direct bank deposit: Many Threads Project Peoples Choice Credit Union BSB 805 050 Account Number 100008578 Please advise us via firstname.lastname@example.org so we can acknowledge your donation.
Or by clicking the PayPal button below:
About Many Threads Project
We work directly with a range of social enterprises and women's cooperatives in Timor-Leste to bring you a beautiful handpicked range of fair trade handicrafts.
Because we're non-profit all proceeds go back to assisting Timor-Leste.
Our COMMITMENT to fair trade
Many Threads Project is a member of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand.
As such we are committed to the 10 Principles of Fair Trade:
Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
Greater Transparency and Accountability
Fairer Trading Practices
Fairer Prices for Producers
No Child Exploitation or Forced Labour
Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
Better Working Conditions
Promotion of Fair Trade
100% of donations received between now and Christmas will be donated to Casa Vida.