Who We Are
Empower For Hope is a non-profit based in Charlotte NC. We partner with local non-profits and artisan groups in Burundi and Charlotte. Our goal together is to empower women, give the economic opportunities with dignity and the tools to combat extreme poverty. We do this by teaching them the vocational skills and building a community of peace and hope.
Charlotte Artisan, Zin
She longs to be back home in Burma (now called Myamar) she misses her mother and family there. As she sews she leaves her mother on FaceTime most of the day. It makes her feel like her mother is there with her. Her eyes light up when she talks about the flowers and beautiful buddhist temples of her home country.
She took classes with the Make Welcome sewing group at Project 658 to perfect her sewing skills and English. She now is independently running her seamstress business and helps support her family with the money she earns making skirts for Empower For Hope.