Helping Artisans in Tsunami-stricken Aceh

$175 $9,825
Raised Remaining


This project is helping poor artisans in Indonesia earn much-needed income and restore their livelihoods by providing equipment and supplies, small grants and loans, and business development training.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

CHF’s High Impact Revitalization of the Economy of Aceh (HIRE-Aceh) program was designed to rapidly resettle survivors and re-engage them in gainful economic activity. One component is focusing on thousands of low-income artisans who lost their only source of income when the earthquake-tsunami struck to help them revitalize their economies and reestablish a sense of normalcy into their lives.

How will this project solve this problem?

CHF is working with a national crafts association of local partners to: provide equipment and supplies to artisans, train displaced women to make handicrafts for the local market, and build a regional handicraft training facility.

Potential Long Term Impact

By focusing on the crafts sector, CHF is not only helping economic revitalization but is also preserving Aceh’s very unique cultural heritage which is providing long-term and sustainable sources of income for thousands of low-income artisans.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $175

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $175 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 3 donors like you, a total of $175 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Jennifer Marcy

Program Officer, Crafts Center
Silver Spring, MD United States

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