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GLOBAL GOODS

  Dinka artisans from the Odubu Rhino Refugee Camp.

Dinka artisans from the Odubu Rhino Refugee Camp.

The Global Refuge Artisan program employs refugees and internally displaced people. 

Our goal is to provide livelihoods to help the displaced thrive. We have seen the ability to work restore a sense of dignity and purpose. Job creation and training in marketable skills are used to make becoming self-sufficient a possibility. Having a way to earn income also frees artisans to become less dependent on the aid system.

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Artisans create craft items that can be sold for income. A portion of the sale also helps bring money back into their local Global Refuge program. This not only gives artisans the empowerment of attaining a marketable skill for their future, but also gives them the ability to contribute to their communities in a tangible way. 

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Currently Global Refuge employs 13 refugee artisans from the Democratic Republic of Congo and 9 artisans from South Sudan.

In 2017, artisans were paid a total of $3,332. Their items are sold at the Global Refuge retail store, Global Goods & Coffee. Sales from Global Goods brought in $12,407, leaving $9,075 to go to life-saving medical care for the communities served by Global Refuge in Northern Uganda.

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