We have been deeply touched by the authenticity and humility of the Greenola team. They don’t claim to be perfect and acknowledge that they are on a journey to facilitate ethical production while holistically supporting communities.
Their vision is to empower makers around the world through design training, community building, and health services. In 2009 they started in Bolivia with 12 makers and since then they have grown to Kenya and India with over 75 makers. In Bolivia, they have sent artisans to local universities for design classes and have been able to train leadership positions within the cooperatives.
Creating systems beyond employment is a priority for the Greenola team. They provide access to healthcare to all of the makers including free eyeglass. They also work to help them open businesses in their own communities. Working alongside the makers, they strive to understand each individual’s potential, personal goals and visions for the community. With years of invested work they are seeing tremendous and lasting impact, as well as the pleasure of making life long friends and colleagues.