After graduating as a fashion designer, Project Três founder Carla Maria de Souza worked for more than six years at some of Brazil’s top fashion brands. As she moved up in the fashion industry, by the age of 23, she began to realize its limitations, especially those related to social and environmental sustainability. Carla gave up her stable career and took a sabbatical year in California.
Our work allows women with limited education and experience to become financially stable, foster positive social networks, care for their children and improve their quality of life. In India, we call them our Ladies and in Kenya, they are Mamas. They are family to us. They are mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends. They are women coming from domestic violence, divorce, acid attacks, limited education, refugees, and housewives.
Project Três supports women artisans through education and skills-training in India and Kenya. We believe that providing education on fair trade and self-sustainability is the key to create new life-changing economic and social opportunities.