In the poorest countries…it is women who are the key to breaking out of poverty…and preparing another generation for…leading their countries into real security.” — Queen Noor of Jordan
At Gemma Jade, we believe that the greatest way to positively impact the world is by helping women through education and employment.
When we analyze the roots of our social problems, it almost inevitably comes down to one key factor: poverty.
Poverty is the primary catalyst for human suffering. Take a moment and think about some of the problems we face as a society. Can you see how they relate back to poverty?
Crime, hunger, disease… In order to eradicate the symptoms, we must eradicate their cause.
When women have equal access to education and employment, they are a key driving force against poverty. Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth.
This is why we are passionate about providing women with the opportunities they need in order to break out of poverty.
To increase their economic opportunities, women need access to more and better jobs, a business climate that supports them in starting and greater livelihood security. This is especially true for at risk women living in rural and marginalized areas.
We work hard to offer all the women who are part of our company with:
– Flexible work schedules that take into account their family obligations
– Classes in subjects such as English and Computers to increase their skills
– Use of work hours to attend school/university
– A supportive, validating environment where their voice can be heard
– A dignified job that promotes self-esteem
– Pay well above living wages
– Access to health care for themselves and their families
As part of our vision to help women make this world a better place, we are planning an ambitious expansion that includes selling our jewelry Internationally. We will be launching an Indie Gogo Campaign on April 24th in order to cover some of the costs involved in this process, including marketing material such as lookbooks, professional photography, an informational webpage, and most importantly, the materials needed to create a sample collection for retailers.
We’d like to invite you to catch a sneak peek of the video.
Our hope is that you are inspired to help us make a change. We know you care because you are reading this. Because we all have that part of us that longs for our life can have meaning. Because we need to believe that we can make a difference and leave this world a better place than we found it.
Help us spread the word for this project by sharing the video and encouraging others to follow our blog for more news and information. Your support really can make the difference and help change the world…One woman at a time.
Click on the image to watch our Trailer