More than handwork production
EDUCATION, CULTURAL HERITAGE PRESERVATION, POVERTY ALLEVIATION, WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
Rubia's mission is to reduce poverty and create economic opportunities that empower women through cooperative business training, education, and the sale of their heritage handwork; and to promote literacy, health and hygiene education for families in Afghanistan, the United States, Mali and other marginalized communities around the world.
Rubia was founded on the commitment to bring possibilities and resources to women and their families who live in some of the most desperate places in the world. Our organization operates with an all-volunteer staff who donate their time to increase public awareness of the complicated social and economic situations our partners endure.
We have worked with women who are rebuilding their lives after prolonged conflict and displacement in Afghanistan and New Hampshire, and are now focusing our efforts in Mali. By creating markets for artists’ cultural handwork, we help bring another country’s history and another person’s story to your home while helping our artists to achieve dreams they have for their own homes and families.