2 Pairs Project works with local artisans in Nepal to design and create handmade jewellery.
From every item sold we donate 100% of the profits to rebuild schools and education programs in Nepal.
We provide children and communities with opportunities to create a brighter future and stop the cycle of poverty.
Jewellery is weighted with meaning; one that the beholder shares and continues, a story of significant sentimental value. Each item changes lives and by purchasing our products, you bring a community’s future to life.
From our approach to the way we source our jewellery, to how we rebuild education, our focus is on doing things the right way and creating long-term change.
We know who makes our jewellery and the condition they're made in - meet our jewelsmith Shyam Shona and learn how his job supports seven family members.
Through Shyam's role at 2 Pairs Project, he supports seven family members, including his wife, son, sister in law, younger brothers, and nephews.
Our approach focuses on:
This is over 6,950,000 people, with majority living in rural communities. For many people this means never leaving the village, unable to attend school, suffer from hunger, and medical issues.
Opening classroom doors to all children, will help break the cycle of poverty.
By educating children this improves:
2 Pairs Project makes sure we are impact driven and to prove we are, we track how we are making a difference.Our Impact
We work with the principals and teachers, providing school supplies and educate them on new approaches.
We help children spend more time in school, rather than on family farms. This requires building awareness within the community around the importance of education.
We involve the community throughout the whole rebuilding process. We host community discussions, provide opportunities for locals to work, and facilitate education awareness sessions. We collaborate with them every step of the, way prior to making any decisions.
We introduce sustainable, cost effective, and simple building methods. This provides an additional skill set for the locals to continue to use these methods to build.
We hire locals to assist with rebuilding, to create jobs and an income for locals.
We approach everything we do with a long-term view. From the way we rebuild to the small changes we embed within the education system.
A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age of five, as they are more likely to immunize their children and seek prenatal care, assisted childbirth, and postnatal care, reducing the risk of maternal and child mortality and illness (4).
Women’s education contributed to 43 percent of the reduction in child malnutrition over time (6). It also increases the likelihood of employment, providing economic security and the ability to purchase food.
Supporting Gender Empowerment
Women and girls who are educated are more likely to marry later, have smaller families, understand healthcare and how to access it, earn higher wages to support their future and families, and be aware of their rights within their society (3).
Education is a critical building block for the development of an inclusive and democratic society.