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LifeStart Foundation

The Lifestart Foundation is a grassroots, not-for-profit charity that helps disadvantaged Vietnamese people and their families to become self-sufficient. Founded in 2000 by Australian Karen Leonard and supported by a team of dedicated volunteers, the Foundation applies a holistic approach to helping those in need through proven working programs and initiatives designed to effect a generational change.

The workshop was established to provide opportunities for those living in difficult situations, particularly adults with disabilities. Initiatives such as training and capacity building, together with a supportive community network, ensures both transformative change and self-sufficiency.

The workshop’s unique arts and crafts include exclusive greeting cards, knitted scarves, beaded jewellery and much more. The products are unusual souvenirs not found anywhere else in Vietnam and make the perfect fair trade gifts. Workshop members receive 100% of all profits earned from the sale of their products. You can support the workshop by purchasing direct from the Lifestart Foundation Workshop located in Hoi An.

Lifestart Foundation Workshop, 14 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An, Vietnam