We invest in artisans in Latin America and Africa to design, create and sell handmade items - empowering families to participate in the healing process of their community.
It is more than buying and selling, it is about journeying with people to create opportunity.
Opportunity to learn new skills
Opportunity to earn a livable wage
Opportunity to be mentored
Opportunity to be a mentor
Opportunity to use their God given gifts
Opportunity to serve their communities
Opportunity to connect artisans with consumers across the globe
Opportunity to generate funds supporting life-changing social services
Opportunity to be social change
We brought this idea to a couple of friends at Buckner International and set out to design a for-profit business to support Buckner’s redemptive work with children and families. Learn how Buckner Family Hope Centers are changing the world.
Through Family Hope Centers, Buckner professional social workers come alongside struggling families to equip and empower them to reach their goals and end cycles of poverty and abuse.
But, there’s a gap. Many of the men and women are gifted artisans, but have no way of accessing customers outside of their community, limiting their opportunity to earn enough to thrive. 27&Oak connects these artisans to people like you who want to make a difference with their purchases. When you buy a handmade item, you are providing critical income for a family. You are helping with food and clothing. You are providing the funds for educating a child. You are providing life giving social services.
Poverty is an oppressive force that keeps vulnerable children and families from reaching their God-given potential. Buy something here, or get involved with a great org like Buckner. Either way go change the world - one opportunity at a time.