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We are a fair trade organization dedicated to making an educational, economic, and eternal difference in Zambia

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HolisticCHANGE

OUR HOLISTIC APPROACH TO POVERTY

RecycloCraftz centers around holistic development. This means that we we understand that every part of our artisans’ lives are intimately interconnected, therefor we focus on 7 different areas of change to ensure that we are making not only individual change, bu generational change.

EDUCATION

We are committed to establishing a desire to learn amongst our artisans; giving them resources to learn through access to books, learning tools, computers, scholarships; and participating in their education through classes.

HOUSING

Many of our artisans rent homes in a local slum, where housing consists of small concrete or brick homes that encompass sometimes more than 5-6 members in a 1 or two bedroom home. None of the homes have running water, and many have no electricity. It is our hope that all of our members can build and own their own homes with running water and electricity.

MEDICAL CARE

HIV/AIDS, high blood pressure, diabetes, along with other diseases plague many of our artisans and their families in Zambia. Limited access to medical care and funds to receive proper care cause many of these treatable or preventable diseases to become fatal. It is our commitment to ensure our artisans and their families receive the medical care they need.

FINANCES

We seek financial stability for all our artisans and their families. This starts with providing small funds for basic needs such as food, water, and shelter. Our hope is to provide financial education and resources that move them past basic needs into savings, micro-loans, capital for small businesses, and greater educational opportunities.

NUTRITION

Without access to clean water and nutritious food, itbecomes close to impossible to finish everyday tasks, letalone have the energy and brain power to further youreducation or learn a new skill to pursue a better career.These are foundational to seeing change begin in ourartisans and their families.

VOCATIONAL TRAINING

Without access to clean water and nutritious food, itbecomes close to impossible to finish everyday tasks, letalone have the energy and brain power to further youreducation or learn a new skill to pursue a better career.These are foundational to seeing change begin in ourartisans and their families.

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

Above all else, if our artisans graduate college, begin a new career, provide for their families, or any number of different accomplishments but do not come to know the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we have failed. Teaching, displaying, and fostering a relationship with God is the only thing that will reap the fruits of eternal and generational change.

BRINGING HOPE
IN A HANDBAG​

By teaching and nurturing hands-on trade skills, academic learning and a Biblical-based relationship with Jesus Christ, leadership skills are developing and transformational life changes are taking place in the lives of those we serve.  The artisans are growing in confidence and experiencing encouragement as they step out and envision a different future for themselves and the ones they care for.

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Upcoming Events

Westport Road  Farmers Market

Dates: Every Saturday          9-1pm

Last Date : October 30

Address: 

Westport Rd Baptist Church 9705 Westport Road             Louisville, KY 40241

Norton Commons Farmers Market

Dates: 2nd and 4th Sundays 12-4pm

 Last Market- November 7

Address: 

6301 Moonseed Street Prospect, KY 40059

Via Colori Sidewalk  Painting Festival 

Dates and Times:

Saturday, October 16 10-6      Sunday, October 17  10-5

Address: 

The Big Four Lawn                401 River Road Louisville, KY

 

Market on Mellwood  Fall Fest at Mellwood 

Date and Time:                Saturday,  October 16            10:30-4:30 

Address: 

1860 Mellwood Avenue     Louisville, KY 40206

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