Photo by Shifaaz Shamoon

Photo by Shifaaz Shamoon

Mission

The Crescendo Group is a social enterprise that works with women survivors of armed conflicts and gender-based violence (GBV) to increase economic empowerment by developing a marketplace of handmade items for socially conscious consumers and retailers. Together, we are selling more than products; we are raising voices.

Producers

We are supporting women survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), women from minority and vulnerable groups, and women refugees by providing jobs through the sale and promotion of their handmade products. These are groups who are often marginalized in their societies due to the stigma attached to rape, domestic violence, divorce, their ethnic groups, and/or their refugee status.

Providing jobs and income

Being able to earn a living is crucial to their well-being and ability to contribute to their households. Empirical data shows that women re-invest earnings into their families, such as ensuring their children attend school.

Capacity-building

In addition to earning an income, the survivors are receiving opportunities to hone their skills, create their own designs, and learn about product development, project management, and sales.

Buyers

We are targeting socially conscious consumers and retailers who are seeking to diversify their product offerings with ethically made goods.

Founder’s Story