Helping Artisans in Tsunami-stricken Aceh

by Global Communities


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.

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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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



Organization Information

Global Communities

Location: Silver Spring, MD - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Jennifer Marcy
Program Officer, Crafts Center
Silver Spring, MD United States

Funded Project!

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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