Artisans

Ornaments 4 Orphans sells fair trade items made by artisans in impoverished areas. Our main mission is to prevent the global orphan crisis by empowering families to provide and protect their own. The men and women who craft our beautiful products are able to work, support their children, and improve their communities. Each purchase from Ornaments 4 Orphans create paths of opportunity for others.

Yeko

YekoYeko became disabled after suffering from childhood polio, but his spirit remained strong. Yeko is an accomplished artisan and entrepreneur. He successfully supports his family through his craft business. In a culture where disability is often stigmatized, Yeko is a shining example of perseverance and character. He actively advocates for the rights of disabled Ugandans and works to educate his countrymen about the worth of disabled individuals. He is fond of saying, “Disability is not inability.” Ornaments 4 Orphans is please to offer Yeko’s Ugandan Bark Cloth Hut Nativity, Ugandan Homestead and African Hut Ornament. Shop now!

Widow’s Co-Op

Widow's Co-OpBehind every Ornaments 4 Orphans Stuffed Animal Ornament is a Ugandan widow working to support her family. A group of talented ladies banded together to sew and encourage one another. Widows in Uganda are susceptible to exploitation and the children of widows are most likely to become orphans. These artisan women are fighting back by using their skills to run a successful business. Shop now!