Contact Us - +61 3 95347452  -  Shop 3, 112 Acland Street, St Kilda

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Don't worry, we will still be operating online.

 

About Empower

We are a not for profit, fair trade charity. We exist to combat human trafficking – simple as that. We do this in a few different ways:
• by purchasing hand made products at fair trade prices to provide sustainable income for vulnerable women.
• by partnering with producer groups to help provide appropriate work facilities and training.
• by supporting vulnerable children to prevent human trafficking.

 

The Starfish Parable

A man goes out on the beach and sees that it is covered with starfish that have washed up in the tide. A little boy is walking along, picking them up and throwing them back into the water. “What are you doing, son?” the man asks. “You see how many starfish there are? You’ll never make a difference”. The boy paused thoughtfully, and picked up another starfish and threw it into the ocean. “It sure made a difference to that one” he said.

 

Our Values

• We believe that everyone is important and should be treated with dignity and respect.
• We oppose the many injustices of extreme poverty, particularly human trafficking and sexual slavery.
• We seek to encourage awareness, compassion and a strategic response to make generational change for people living in poverty….one life at a time.
• We support carefully selected organisations of integrity, working especially to empower girls physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and socially.
• We believe that rescue is necessary, but prevention is ideal.
• We believe it is crucial that all children attend school.
• We are about “empowering the privileged to empower the poor”.

 

Donate

The Fasai Home, Thailand (Clear Skies House) provides vulnerable children with safety, education, housing, family support and child sponsorship within a culturally relevant and nurturing environment.

Your donation carries the power to achieve a secure future for these children and their families.

Empower International is a partner for project J974N Fasai Home Upgrade, Thailand with Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993). Your donation of $2 or more is tax deductible within Australia.

 

Brass Peacock Eternity Earrings

Brass Peacock Eternity Earrings

These distinguished brass earrings are designed and hand crafted by young women who have begun a new and safe life having escaped the horrors of human trafficking.  This busin...

$ 7.00

Pom Pom Hair Tie

Pom Pom Hair Tie

This colourful and fun hair tie has been hand made by the women of a Lisu Hill Tribe village located in an isolated area of northern Thailand.  Their business initiatives, pro...

$ 5.00

Felt Fish Mobile

Felt Fish Mobile

Artis Altai, located in Mongolia in the heart of the Gobi Desert, is an artisan's workshop that provides employment opportunities for women who have little or no income.  Arti...

$ 11.00

Wooly Camel

Wooly Camel

Artis Altai, located in Mongolia in the heart of the Gobi Desert, is an artisan’s workshop that provides employment opportunities for women who have little or no income. Arti...

$ 7.00

Sugar Bowl and Creamer

Sugar Bowl and Creamer

  These ceramic products have been hand crafted by village artisans in Northern Thailand. This is a small business established and mentored by Y-Development with the aim of h...

$ 5.00

Phone Bag

Phone Bag

This practical and functional phone bag was designed and made by artisans of ThaiVillage.  ThaiVillage supports young artisans and tribal people groups threatened with exploit...

$ 7.48

Volcano Necklace

Volcano Necklace

  Artis Altai, located in Mongolia in the heart of the Gobi Desert, is an artisan’s workshop that provides employment opportunities for women who have little or no income. Artis A...

$ 13.00

Berry Treat

Berry Treat

Artis Altai, located in Mongolia in the heart of the Gobi Desert, is an artisan’s workshop that provides employment opportunities for women who have little or no income. &n...

$ 12.00

Macrame Shoulder Bag

Macrame Shoulder Bag

This white cotton macrame shoulder bag has been hand crafted in Thailand by artisans of ThaiVillage.  ThaiVillage is a not for profit, fair trade organisation providing self-s...

$ 15.00

Silk Scarves

Silk Scarves

Poom Products, a business located in Northern Cambodia, exists to see local, rural young women living secure and free lives for the long term. Poom Products Cambodia provides skill...

$ 26.00

Long Stem Rose

Long Stem Rose

These flowers are hand created by the women who have established a business known as "Rainbow Tree".  "Rainbow Tree" is a small group of women affected by HIV-AIDS, working to...

$ 1.75