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Arzu Studio Hope’s new Masters Collection rugs launched

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.

Arzu Studio Hope believes in a holistic approach to sustainable poverty alleviation achieved through artisan-based employment that empowers women. Women, earning fair labour wages, weave exquisite hand-knotted rugs at home. Innovative social benefit practices drive transformational change by providing grassroots access to vital education, healthcare, clean water and sustainable community development programs.

Arzu Studio Hope new Masters Collection exhibition
Bank of America
700 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002
Until 15 February 2013