Thursday, August 5, 2010

Amazing Rugs from Arzu Studio...

 Arzu Studio Helps women in Afghanistan become empowered and successful, by using their weaving skills to make a living and take care of their families...I want every one of the rugs below!
Arzu Studio

“ARZU STUDIO HOPE supports the reconstruction of Afghanistan by empowering women, their families and their communities. Income generation opportunities support sustainable economic development, instill personal worth and build gender equality.”

~CONNIE K. DUCKWORTH, ARZU Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Our Mission
ARZU, which means “hope” in Dari, is an innovative model of social entrepreneurship that helps Afghan women weavers and their families break the cycle of poverty by providing them steady income and access to education and healthcare by sourcing and selling the rugs they weave. While structured as a 501(c)(3) in the United States and an international NGO in Afghanistan, ARZU operates as a “for-benefit” corporation, using private sector practices to create jobs in desperately poor rural villages where little

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