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Summer is a celebration of freedom.


We find freedom from winter as we shed our bulky layers and feel the warmth of sun on our skin. We celebrate the freedom of our nation as we plan our 4th of July fireworks, picnics, and parades. But we also remember those who are still longing for freedom. Throughout these pages we will celebrate stories of rescue and hope. Will you join us? This summer YOU can proclaim liberty to the captive. YOU can help bring freedom and hope,

and we think that is pretty AWESOME!

A huge thank-you to our photographer and models who all graciously volunteered their time and talent to make these images possible! Photography by Nikki Giacobbe Photography www.capturesthebeauty.com


Meet the Artist: Thom

As the oldest child, Thom was expected to support her family—not just her own child, but also her mother, siblings, and grandparents, too. Thom desperately wanted to go to school, but her mother’s debt forced her to work instead. On three different occasions, Thom rejected her mother’s request for her to work in the bars. Finally, Thom was abandoned by her family in the red light district. With no other choice, Thom began working as a bar girl. She began drinking to numb the fear and pain. Thom hated her life. When staff from the safehouse visited her, she began to trust that they were good people. Thom finally found freedom when she joined the safehouse. She started learning English and discovered her talent for designing jewelry and clothing. Today Thom is the main jewelry designer and the “right hand” of the program director. She trains those at the safehouse and regularly reaches out to women trapped in the red light district. Thom is a woman empowered, working to rescue and empower women like her.


~ Thailand ~ Thailand

COIN PEARL STONE BEADED NECKLACE #101566 COIN PEARL & STONE EARRINGS #101561


~ Thailand ~ Thailand ~ Uganda

TURQUOISE & RED AGATE NECKLACE #101841 TURQUOISE OVAL EARRINGS #101842

BANANA FIBER CHANGE PURSE #102384


MULTICOLORED GLASS BEAD NECKLACE #100480 MULTICOLORED GLASS BEAD BRACELET #100588 MULTICOLORED GLASS BEAD EARRINGS #100580

~ Nepal ~ Nepal ~ Nepal

WEAR ONE NECKLACE OR LAYER MULTIPLE NECKLACES AS OUR MODEL IS DOING


STONES-THROW NECKLACE IN YELLOW #103334

NEPALI MEMORY WIRE BRACELET #100545

~ Nepal

~ Nepal


Guatemala:

FOUR STRAND PEARL & CRYSTALS NECKLA PEARL & CRYSTALS EARRINGS #103394 METAL CUFF BRACELET #101078


ACE #103393


Thailand

BLACK BEAD TWISTED NECKLACE #103098 GLASS BEAD CORD BRACELETS #100035 BLACK ROPE & CROSS BRACELET #103107

Thai Safehouse Partner: At a time in life when most people are finally beginning to slow down and retire, our precious partners are just getting started. After realizing that hundreds of thousands of lives are being destroyed through the sex trade industry in Thailand, they founded a safe-house where the wounded can come to find healing and wholeness. Once rescued, the young men and women receive shelter, food, vocational training and schooling. They leave empowered and equipped to live in freedom and work with dignity.


GRAY & WHITE STONES NECKLACE #103389

~ Guatemala

GRAY & WHITE STONES EARRINGS #103390

~ Guatemala

BEADED THUMB RINGS IN BLACK AND BRONZE #100569 – 100570

~ Nepal

METAL CUFF BRACELET #101079

~ Egypt


HOWELITE BEADED CHOKER #102257

~ Thailand ~ Nepal

ALSO AVAILABLE IN LAPIS, BLACK AGATE, AMETHYST, JADE, CORAL, CARNELIAN, & TIGER EYE

WHITE AMBER & SILVER EARRINGS #100567


Meet the Artist: Kumari

Kumari had never known a family. She was orphaned as an infant, and at seven years old she bought the lies of those who promised love and protection. But then they betrayed and abused Kumari, selling her night after night to strangers. She contemplated and attempted suicide. When Kumari came to Higher Ground at sixteen, she hardly believed there was hope or anyone she could trust. But the staff first gave her a home—a safe place from those who owned and controlled her. They taught her how to make jewelry, offering hope of a different lifestyle. As Higher Ground formed a circle of protection around Kumari, for the first time she found hope, healing, and a true family.


~ Nepal ~ Nicaragua

GRAY & BROWN ROPE WEAVE NECKLACE #100576 TORTOISE SHELL EARRINGS #100612


Uganda

AFRICAN PATCHWORK BAGS #103072 On a recent trip to visit our partner in Uganda, WAR met a young woman whose mother is employed by the program. She shared the following thoughts with our WAR board member: “I don’t think you understand the impact you have had, my mother would have died. I would have become a prostitute. Because of this program, my mom got work and I finished college.”

Your purchase is truly powerful! Thank you!


GLOBAL ECHO NECKLACE IN COPPER #103340

~ Nepal ~ Nicaragua

BROWN, PEACH AND WHITE PEARL BRACELET #100665

MODEL IS SHOWCASING THE LAYERING EFFECT WITH 3 BRACELETS.


GERMAN SILVER AND PEARL CIRCLE PENDANT #100063 STERLING SILVER SLIDE 18” OR 20” #101734 - 101735 BLING BRACELET #102811

~ India ~ China

~ China ~ China

SMALL CLOISONNÉ EARRINGS #102786


Partner Profile: Sasa Designs

Sasa Designs by the Deaf provides training and employment for deaf women who have faced a lifetime of discrimination. For the first time, they are recognized for their potential and not for their inability to communicate with the world a t l a r g e . T h e w o men of Sasa D esigns by the D eaf have started a new chapter in their lives, a chapter in which they use each moment to build a better life: for themselves, for their children, and for their extended family and community. SILK KNOTTED NECKLACES IN BLUE, PURPLE OR BLACK #103368, 103369, 103371

~ Cambodia ~ Kenya

LUCY 4X WRAP BRACELET #103417


THREE STRANDS NECKLACE #102834

~ China ~ Nepal ~ Nepal ~ India

BEADED THUMB RING IN BRONZE #100570 NEPALI MEMORY WIRE BRACELET #100545 SARI FABRIC BAG COLORS VARY #103305


TRIPLE SPARKLE NECKLACE #102815

~ China

SPARKLE GLOBE EARRINGS #100260

~ China

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must…undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”

~ Thomas Paine


GOD SEES NECKLACE #103100 GOD SEES BRACELET #103101 GOD SEES EARRINGS #103102

~ Thailand ~ Thailand ~ Thailand

“The more freedom we enjoy, the greater the responsibility we bear, toward others as well as ourselves.”

~ Oscar Arias Sanchez


SILVER & STONES NECKLACE #103391 SILVER & STONES EARRINGS #103392

~ Guatemala ~ Guatemala ~ Guatemala

THICK CHAIN & CHARMS BRACELET #103396


COLORFUL BEADS CHARM BRACELET #103408

~ USA


SARI FABRIC BAG COLORS VARY #103305

~ India


MULTICOLOR CLUSTER NECKLACE #103006

~ Guatemala

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.“

~ Bob Dylan


COIN PEARL STONE BEADED NECKLACE #101566

COIN PEARL & STONE EARRINGS #101561

TURQUOISE & RED AGATE NECKLACE #101841

TURQUOISE OVAL EARRINGS #101842

BANANA FIBER CHANGE PURSE #102384

MULTICOLORED GLASS BEAD NECKLACE #100480

MULTICOLORED GLASS BEAD BRACELET #100588

MULTICOLORED GLASS BEAD EARRINGS #100580

STONES-THROW NECKLACE IN YELLOW #103334


NEPALI MEMORY WIRE BRACELET #100545

FOUR STRAND PEARL & CRYSTALS NECKLACE #103393

PEARL & CRYSTALS EARRINGS #103394

METAL CUFF BRACELET #101078

BLACK BEAD TWISTED NECKLACE #103098

GLASS BEAD CORD BRACELETS #100035

BLACK ROPE & CROSS BRACELET #103107

GRAY & WHITE STONES NECKLACE #103389

GRAY & WHITE STONES EARRINGS #103390


BEADED THUMB RING IN BLACK #100569

BEADED THUMB RING IN BRONZE #100570

METAL CUFF BRACELET #101079

HOWELITE BEADED CHOKER #102257

WHITE AMBER & SILVER EARRINGS #100567

GRAY & BROWN ROPE WEAVE NECKLACE #100576

TORTOISE SHELL EARRINGS #100612

AFRICAN PATCHWORK BAGS #103072

GLOBAL ECHO NECKLACE IN COPPER #103340


BROWN, PEACH AND WHITE PEARL BRACELET #100665

GERMAN SILVER AND PEARL CIRCLE PENDANT #100063

STERLING SILVER SLIDE 18” #101734

STERLING SILVER SLIDE 20” #101735

BLING BRACELET #102811

SMALL CLOISONNÉ EARRINGS #102786

SILK KNOTTED NECKLACES IN BLUE #103368 SILK KNOTTED NECKLACES IN PURPLE #103369 SILK KNOTTED NECKLACES IN BLACK #103371


LUCY 4X WRAP BRACELET #103417

TRIPLE SPARKLE NECKLACE #102815

GOD SEES NECKLACE #103100

THREE STRANDS NECKLACE #102834

BEADED THUMB RING IN BRONZE #100570

SPARKLE GLOBE EARRINGS #100260

GOD SEES BRACELET #103101


GOD SEES EARRINGS #103102

SILVER & STONES NECKLACE #103391

SILVER & STONES EARRINGS #103392

THICK CHAIN & CHARMS BRACELET #103396

COLORFUL BEADS CHARM BRACELET #103408

MULTICOLOR CLUSTER NECKLACE #103006


“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

~ Nelson Mandela

Summer 2014  
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