Aside from being part of The Responsible Jewellery Council,
Trollbeads also supports charity purposes all over the world. Donations include the following:
Lise Aagaard, together with an organization called Tibet Charity, developed the Tibet Beads project in 2005 to give
unemployed Tibetan refugees in India an opportunity to learn new skills and earn an income.
Lise Aagaard coached a group of twelve people and their leader (who was appointed by the Dalai Lama himself) in all
aspects of running a jewellery business, including design, bead production, and marketing. Lise Aagaard also provided financial
backing for the project. Tibet Beads is now managed by the Tibetan Unemployment Cooperative Society and employs 17 people.
The group sells their glass beads and jewellery from a shop on the main street of Dharamsala, India.
In 2010 Trollbeads launched a similar initiative in the small African nation of Malawi. Building on their experience
from the India projet, Trollbeads funded the Malawi Trollbeads Workshop, which gave a group of challenged young people the
opportunity to learn the artistry of making glass beads over an open flame. Some of these young people had health issues while
others had lost most of their family to AIDS. At the Workshop, Trollbeads trained them in all aspects of running a successful
jewellery business, including supply-chain management, production, design and marketing.
Today the operation employs
around 12 people and is on the way to becoming completely self-sustainable.
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