Young Living Foundation - Yes Helping Hands - Developing Enterprise

Leveraging handcraft to drive social change.

Young Living Foundation - Yes Helping Hands - Nepal Map Outline

Location:

Nepal

Technique:

Hand-sewn and woven materials

Partners:

Since 2021

Yes Helping Hands  

The aim of Yes Helping Hands is to provide training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Nepal, including individuals who are blind, deaf, or have other barriers to employment. 

Through their work, they have challenged the discrimination artisans in Nepal face by building their confidence and enabling them to enjoy an independent life through fair pay and stable employment. 

Young Living Foundation - Yes Helping Hands - Developing Enterprise - Artisan Weaving
Young Living Foundation - Yes Helping Hands - Developing Enterprise

Items made by this women-led business





Each purchase equals lasting change



1,136

Fair pay hours provided

18

Women provided employment

99

Dependents supported 




Featured Artisans


  •  Young Living Foundation - Yes Helping Hands - Biva Story
    I'm Biva
    I'm Biva

    “When I started working at Yes Helping Hands eight and a half years ago, I received free training to learn employment skills. I can now earn money to support my brother and mother.” 

  •  Young Living Foundation - Yes Helping Hands - Indra Story
    I'm Indra
    I'm Indra

    “This work has helped me gain my independence because now I am able to save money and support my family.” 

  •  Young Living Foundation - Yes Helping Hands - Gita Story
    I'm Gita
    I'm Gita

    “People often think that because you are differently abled, you cannot do a lot of things. Weaving gave me my dignity back in society.” Gita lost her leg in a serious accident and struggled to find work that would accommodate her physical disability.”