A bit about us...
Our dream for An Uncommon Way was born from our firsthand experiences. We embarked together as a family on giving trips that allowed us to get up close and personal with our fellow humans.
These interactions revealed to us the needs of others, and opened our eyes to plights far worse than our own circumstances could ever have allowed us to imagine.
These trips taught us to see the world differently, and gave us an opportunity to love on those we crossed paths with in both large and small ways, as Christ first loved us.
Because of what we have witnessed, our burning desire is to share the love of Jesus and meet the real needs of people the world over… people that have no voice, no advocate, and no one in their corner willing to stand up for them.
We return home after each of these trips lit with an inner fire that we hope will ignite a similar enthusiasm and courage in others, and inspire them to embark on their own journey outside their comfort zones. A journey that we hope will lead them to choose to work alongside us for the cause of Christ.
As part of our ongoing efforts, we currently partner with skilled and creative artisans that work for ethical companies based in Nepal. We make sure our artisans are paid a true living wage, and that they are provided opportunities to improve their lives and the lives of their families in ways that are sustainable.
Without their handiwork and talent, An Uncommon Way wouldn’t even exist.
For every product we sell, 10% of our proceeds gets invested back into our artisan communities, and 10% is marked to support missions and humanitarian trips across the world. We collaborate with Giving Partners to plan how we can further our partners work by providing resources and services to support sustainable programs for communities in need such as Health, Clean Water, Human, Sex and Labor Trafficking, Education, and Environment.
The International Labour Organization has estimated that there are over 20.9 million victims of human trafficking across the globe. We are proud supporters of the International Justice Mission and their fight against this gross abuse of human rights.
Will you remain silent and perpetuate the problem?
Or step up, speak out, and become part of the solution with us?
Only you can decide.