As individuals we all have the desire for Inner Peace and we all have different ways of trying to attain it. I have found inner peace and joy in being of service to others. Recently while visiting the magnificent and mystical temple complexes of Angkor Wat in Cambodia I came across a workshop producing colorful, and unique clay beads that are handmade into very beautiful jewelry. The business was built by a professional ceramic artist to give sustainable, long term employment in a safe work environment to their young staff, mostly women who are supporting extended families in their local villages. The artisans are taught all aspects of the business from making the clay and beads, to the techniques of painting and glazing, color and design, to the assembly of the jewelry. They are all paid above fair trade wages and are encouraged to show there talents.
By Helping Build Their Inner Peace ..... We Are Helped In Building Ours