Welcome to The Trading Circle

The Trading Circle

Producer Groups

The Hands of Hope Centre

The Hands of Hope Centre provides women living with HIV/AIDS to gain a reliable and dignified income through creating beautiful handmade products made from Saa paper. The staff at the Centre monitor the health of the women and provide respite care when needed. The women’s children are sponsored to attend school and join their mothers at the Centre during holidays.

The Fatima Centre

The Fatima Centre provides women and girls with both vocational and life skills, with the opportunity to use those skills to earn an income. The Centre also provides a Residential Care Program for girls, a Mother and Baby Program, a counselling service, a kindergarten and an education for 250 refugee students.

The Chiang Rai Youth Centre

The Chiang Rai Youth Centre offers a safe refuge to vulnerable girls from the Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand who are living in dire circumstances and who frequently fall victim to human trafficking. In a nurturing environment the girls are given education, training in practical skills and employment. The Centre gives them the chance to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.

The Regina Centre

The Regina Centre provides training and full time employment for around 400 women. The women are responsible for all management including production, decision making, accountancy and quality control. The women earn a fair wage in a stable environment which enables them to provide for their family giving their children access to an education and eventually university.

The Alay Kapwa Cooperative

The Alay Kapwa Cooperative was founded in response to the tremendous poverty and lack of job opportunities available in the slums around the Philippines. The Centre provides health programs, educational scholarships and income generating projects where products are made using recycled materials which raises the quality of life for the women and their families.