Meet the Makers
“If you want to make life better for a community, you should start by investing in its women and girls. When I talk to women, a universal desire is to bring every good thing to our kids. Women tend to spend their resources on their families—prioritizing things like healthcare, nutritious food, education, and all the building blocks of a thriving society.” Melinda Gates
Every year we see further proof and better examples of investments in girls and women in which everybody wins. In fact, investing in girls and women has turned out to be one of the most cost-effective ways to advance on all the development goals. Educating girls in the Global South creates a ripple effect from the scale of the girl to the world — reducing poverty, increasing economic productivity, improving child and maternal health, limiting population growth, controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS and conserving environmental resources. When you shop RISE products you purchase a gift that truly keeps on giving — an investment in women.
RISE aims to move away from NGO dependence and instead allow women to be responsible and independent. Women can budget their own money and live with freedom, respect, and dignity. RISE textiles are handmade by indigenous women using traditional techniques that do not require any electricity. This method of employment is ideal for women in isolated rural villages, as it allows them to stay home to care for small children while providing an income which helps keep older children in school. By investing in these textiles, RISE nurtures a resurgence in skilled crafts by encouraging artisans to pass on their expertise to younger women. By supporting RISE you empower women and help to preserve a rich but disappearing culture.