Thursday, March 26, 2015

Artisan Update: Sok Chan

Sok Chan lives in Battambang, Cambodia.  She is a single mother and is bound to a wheelchair, but she does not let these challenges keep her from trying to live a happy and productive life.  Ever since she was given the opportunity to sew wallets and purses for Elevita, Sok Chan has been able to afford the luxury of a little recreational activity.  Now she is the leader of a Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team!  If a picture is worth a thousand words, about six-thousand words are presented here as snapshots of Sok Chan's life:

Sok Chan, Team Leader, holds the ball
Sok Chan and her baby
Sok Chan with her two boys and a friend (left)
Sok Chan's oldest son, who carries a lot of responsibility to help his mother
Sok Chan's baby plays by her sewing machine

Elevita is pleased to help this optimistic and industrious woman by selling her products online.  If you are interested in supporting Sok Chan by purchasing some of her beautiful and unique gifts, please visit

Friday, March 13, 2015

A Beautiful Twist

Louela Nalzaro of the Philippines beads beautiful necklaces and bracelets for Elevita.  Recently she has been working hard on some fabulous new designs for 2015.  Here is a sneak peak at her new star ornament design:

In January, Elevita received a card from Louela which reads: "Another wonderful year is about to end and another year is about to come.  Me and my family would like to express our sincere gratitude to Elevita.  Our lives suddenly have a beautiful twist: Before, buying food and clothing for my family is a big problem, but through your help we are able to eat food we seldom bought before...thank you, thank you!  There is nothing I can do to repay for your kindness and generosity. We love you!"

She enclosed a photo of her family:

Being a part of this "beautiful twist" is a big reason the Elevita Team feels so passionate about this great work.  We in turn thank Louela for allowing us to be a part of her life!