Sojourn/ˈsōjərn/: A temporary stop where a traveler resides; respite on a journey
There is an amazing phrase spoken as a blessing over youth in Myanmar. Lay le ya is a Pwo Karen saying that means "hope-filled forward motion."
At Sojourn, we provide a respite along life’s way for young women who have big hills to climb. We provide them with tools and experience to walk forward with sure steps and eyes lifted towards a lighted horizon.
Everything starts with our hands.
We form each porcelain piece and paint every gold and silver stroke.
Porcelain Bone China. 14k Gold-filled. Sterling Silver. Liquid Gold and Platinum.
We use clay as a starting point to work with young women along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Our intent in training artisans is not simply to make beautiful products, but to provide training in life skills, character education, and spiritual development so as to overcome obstacles and pursue a hope-filled future.
This social enterprise launched in 2017 allows us to empower women to earn extra income while discovering their immense value. Teen artisans establish savings to open opportunities for their futures while our day program gives mothers the chance to earn extra income to support their families.
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