WE ARE IBU

WE ARE WOMEN FROM 50 COUNTRIES AND GROWING

RISING INTO ECONOMIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY THROUGH THE SKILLS OF OUR HANDS AND IMAGINATION.

WE ARE DAUGHTERS, EARNING INCOME FROM OUR GRANDMOTHERS SKILLS;

AND WE ARE MOTHERS, GIVING OUR DAUGHTERS CHOICES

THROUGH EDUCATION NEVER POSSIBLE BEFORE.

WE ARE WOMEN UNITED IN A MOVEMENT OF CHANGE.

WE ARE SKILLED.

WE ARE POWERFUL.

WE ARE 50,000 STRONG, AND WE ARE ONE.

©Tim McKulka

©Tim McKulka

THE IBU FOUNDATION (501C3) PROVIDES SUPPORT TO WOMEN’S ARTISAN GROUPS AROUND THE WORLD,

ESPECIALLY IN THE AREA OF DESIGN AND BUSINESS TRAINING,

WORKSPACE AND EQUIPMENT,

AND MARKET DEVELOPMENT.

A PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO THOSE ARTISANS WHOSE SKILLS REPRESENT ENDANGERED CULTURAL TRADITIONS,

THOSE IN EXTREME HARDSHIP,

AND THOSE WHO HAVE NO OTHER MEANS OF SUSTAINABLE INCOME.