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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. ARZU STUDIO HOPE 2. PEACE CORD® 3. CAMPUS PROGRAMS

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in ARZU STUDIO HOPE and Peace Cord! You have in your hands a comprehensive guide to ARZU STUDIO HOPE’s Peace Cord® campus representative program. Piloted in 2013, the program aims to spread awareness of the organization nationwide, starting with you! We hope you’ll feel inspired and eager to become a participant in this vibrant community of dedicated individuals. -Peace Cord Campus Program Team

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS HEADQUARTERS

| 312.321.8663 |

PEACECORD.ORG

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ARZUSTUDIOHOPE.ORG


ABOUT US: ARZU STUDIO HOPE

ARZU, which means “hope” in Dari, is an innovative model of social entrepreneurship that helps Afghan women weavers and their families break the cycle of poverty by providing them steady income and access to education and healthcare by sourcing and selling the rugs they weave. SOCIAL IMPACT Job Creation: ARZU implements its programs at the household level, producing immediate, visible positive change in the lives of women and their families. The incomes derived from these jobs, and the skills and knowledge gained, become the catalyst to seed longterm transformation. Worker Benefits: In addition to sustainable economic empowerment, ARZU also provides worker benefits, including access to literacy classes and healthcare for all direct participants. Community Impact: The greater community benefits from ARZU’s development projects, including alternative livelihood training and apprenticeship programs, Women’s Community Centers and Gardens, new housing for displaced refugees, and broad-based healthcare workshops.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS HEADQUARTERS

| 312.321.8663 |

PEACECORD.ORG

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ARZUSTUDIOHOPE.ORG


ABOUT US: PEACE CORD®

PEACE CORD® is a stylish parachute cord bracelet handmade by Afghan women. Using fair labor practices, Peace Cord® creates employment opportunities for artisans and supports the empowerment of women worldwide. Peace Cord® is an economic opportunity available to almost any Afghan; even the feeble or the ill, thereby filling a niche that many aid programs and employment projects fail to reach. OUR STORY In 2010, ARZU STUDIO HOPE founder Connie K. Duckworth spent a week visiting Afghanistan, searching for a way to engage with Afghan women. This visit inspired ARZU’s newest product initiative- Peace Cord®. To date, this project has created 150 jobs for women now working outside the home for the first time at ARZU’s Women’s Community Centers.

“Peace Cord ® is a constant reminder of a dream of a more peaceful world and you know you’re helping someone else.”-DANIELLE KYRILLOS, The Today Show F EAT UR ED I N

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS HEADQUARTERS

| 312.321.8663 |

PEACECORD.ORG

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ARZUSTUDIOHOPE.ORG


CAMPUS PROGRAMS

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Learn about Peace Cord®! Check out our website peacecord.org and find us on social media! Contact Naomi at Peace Cord® at peacecord@arzustudiohope.org or 312.321.8675.

Receive your Peace Cord® Rep package with your free Peace Cord® bracelets to wear or share. Look for opportunities to promote Peace Cord® -student organizations and campus events are a great place to start! Attend events (2+ per month) on and off-campus as the official voice of PeaceCord®. Utilize our Campus Representative Tumblr blog to share your experiences with other campus reps! Check out posts by other PeaceCord® campus representatives to gain inspiration for new ways and places to spread the word about Peace Cord.®

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS HEADQUARTERS

| 312.321.8663 |

PEACECORD.ORG

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ARZUSTUDIOHOPE.ORG


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