The story begins with a group of tailors and artisans who refuse to get money support from us rather than to help their struggle production. What we heard has really inspired us to take an immediate action, Kraftino.
Back in 2014, we had a chance to meet and get to know one of Cambodian handicraft producers who is working with a group of disadvantage artisans producing handcrafted items mostly from discarded materials. The products they produce are eco-friendly and very good in quality. However, due to limited order, they were struggling supporting themselves financially and tempted to quit while still strongly in love with what they were doing. We were really moved by their story, passion and effort to put food on the table for their family, and we decided to help them with some cash. We knew it was not a sustainable solution for them, but it was the first thing which came up to our mind back then.
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However, to our amazement, they refused to accept the cash from us and suggested to order the product to create them work instead. And this was what we came to realize later the sustainable solution for them to pursue their dreams as well as to create a regular income generation for them to support their family. And this is also the birth of Kraftino, a social enterprise which aims to make positive changes to environment and livelihood of disadvantage people in Cambodia by making innovative upcycled items handcrafted by disadvantage artisans.
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