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STORIES OF HOPE: HANI

Staff Update Stories of Hope

Ducks without Borders:  Hani

Our handcrafted bamboo ducks give hope to a new generation of women and families in Indonesia eliminating exploitation through job creation and education. 

Stories of Hope:  Hani

Hani comes from a poor family. Her mother operates a little food store in front of their house, selling rice and vegetables to the blue collar workers in their village.  Through hard work and their meager income, Hani’s parents were able to put her through University.  During her university years, Hani would buy little snacks from town, repackage them, and would sell them on the campus to supplement her transportation money to and from her home to the University.

 

When Hani graduated, she searched a long time to find a job as an administrator with a company in a nearby town. Transportation was an old motorcycle her Uncle loaned to her for the 45-minute commute away from her village. Her work environment was very unpleasant as her employer would shout and scream at his employees on a daily basis. Hani found the environment unbearable.  

 

Finally, she quit and came to work for us in our shop as our shop manager. Hani is very efficient and dependable. She is the face of our business in the community and represents us well. Now married, Hani helps her younger siblings through school and University.

 

Every duck you purchase from Ducks without Borders has its own personality and tells a story of another young woman able to earn a living for her family.  Thank you for investing in young women like Hani through your purchase of handcrafted ducks

 

*names have been changed to protect the girls and their families

 



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