YounSone by Fondacio, an offshoot of the YLDC, provides training and jobs for underprivileged young women in Myanmar. The idea is to create clothes and decorations made from Longyi (the traditional fabric worn in skirts by Burmese women). YounSone targets the local tourist market in Myanmar, but also exports the creations to Asia and Europe.
However, due to the global Covid-19 crisis, all stores closed in March 2020 and no sales have been possible since then. This is why we have chosen to launch this solidarity campaign. We need your support in this unprecedented global ordeal in order to continue to offer a future to the young women of Myanmar. Your help will be invaluable in ensuring that our project will withstand this crisis. All donations are tax deductible (66% reduction).
Since a few days, YounSone has been participating in the production of fair trade and solidarity masks in partnership with Trendethics.
You receive these masks in return for donations.
You can choose between 2 models
What will the money collected be used for
In the absence of regular sales since the COVID-19 crisis, each member of YounSone has agreed to reduce his or her salary while continuing to invest fully in the project in order to continue producing and training. Nevertheless, the whole team depends on donations to be able to go beyond June 2020.
Reaching the fundraising goal of 4000€ will allow to continue to pay the salaries to the whole team over 2020 and to efficiently prepare the return to normal with the constitution of a stock.
To make a donation: https://www.helloasso.com/associations/fondacio/collectes/youn-sone
To find out more about YounSone: https://www.younsone.com
To find out more about the masks and to order more: email@example.com