Fairtrade Fortnight - Dan Deserves
Friday, 8 March 2019 | Joanna
Dan is one of the artisans we admire for her amazing positive energy and optimism. Dan is an artisan specialising in sewing and despite having disabilities in both her legs and hands, has embraced the opportunities offered by working at the fair trade workshop.
Dan is the oldest of five siblings, from a poor farming family in the provinces. At 18 years old, through the recommendation of the Vietnam Association of Business and Enterprises of People, with Disabilities (VABED), Dan came to work with us and has since taken up training in tailoring and quality control skills as well as other life skills.
Viewing her work, you would not know that she had any disabilities to overcome to achieve the great standard of work she is producing. She has become a valuable member of her sewing group and earns a decent living, working in good working conditions. Dan has come a long way in helping to support her family and is not only able to support herself, but also send money home for her parents and siblings. Dan always has a smile on her face and is one of the first people to welcome and support new artisans at the workshop.