Peace Handicrafts

Artisan Organization: Peace Handicrafts

Country: Cambodia

Established in 2002, Peace Handicrafts trains and employs deaf, disabled, and underprivileged persons in the making of high quality, award-winning products from recycled materials.

Chea Lina, born deaf into an impoverished family on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, was forced to withdraw from primary school at a young age due to her peers’ relentless teasing. Nearly an adult before she learned how to read, write, and use sign language, she now makes her own living as assistant to production manager with Peace.

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