We are an opportunity creation non-profit! We empower people in South Asia through small business training, business start-up and provide an ethical marketplace for handcrafted goods that are made through these small businesses! We're all about hand-ups!
“Elevate’s purpose is to partner with nationals in developing countries by encouraging their leadership and providing them with opportunities that will transform their lives and communities.”
At Elevate we raise people up to a higher position by giving opportunities that lead to holistic empowerment. An arrow extends up through the “v” in “Elevate” which forms our secondary mark. The arrow is the highest point in our logo, which is symbolic for our purpose: to lift people up to a high position. Through our handcrafted leather goods, we are able to give our artisans opportunities as they provide for themselves and their families.
Our national partners not only help artisans to create financial sustainability for their families, but train them to become leaders and dreamers. Elevates hope is that our national leaders will begin dreaming to help more people in and outside of their city and that our artisans will become the leaders to continue the movement.
As we walked the streets day after day distraught, among endless poverty and seeming hopelessness, we have found hope. It began as a friendship and led to a movement. Humbly, we have seen that a simple extension of opportunity can change someone’s life.
We bring amazingness to the U.S. market. It's full-Grain, fairly traded, eco-leather greatness that empowers the lives who handcrafted it!