3D Business

Direct impact business models: Yabal Handicrafts

We talk to Allison Havens, executive director and founder of Yabal Handicrafts, a social enterprise that supports over fifty women artisans in Guatemala about how she has achieved financial success and driven social impact.

How does your business model work in relation to revenue and impact? And, what makes you different? 

Yabal is a non-profit organisation with an accompanying social enterprise based in Guatemala. Our mission is to empower rural indigenous women artisans and their families through our Fair Trade textile business, as well as through a variety of social programs focused on entrepreneurship, food security, environmental sustainability, and education. 

Over the past 12 years, our organisation has m…

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