Akha Handcrafts Gallery and Sales

Empowering Akha Girls With Micro Enterprise

Rescue Mission For Children is committed to supporting our older girls to maintain their cultural heritage and pass on their knowledge to our younger girls. Learning how to sew traditional embroidery is an important part of Hill Tribe culture for girls.

This page gives you the opportunity to get to know our girls, view their beautiful handcraft, have a piece to treasure and know your purchase is empowering these girls.

Hill tribe embroidery is a means of identification,with designs and colours representing the tribe the wearer comes from. Techniques and patterns are unique within groups, sometimes within villages and even families. These traditions have been passed down for generations.

This micro enterprise has been established in order to generate personal income for our girls, to protect them from the push and pull factors that exploit vulnerable girls and pressure them to give up their education and safety for income.

Ae Ae Sa is an Akha girl aged 14 years and pursuing her education. She is in Year 6, a very bright student and hopes to become a teacher. Ae Ae Sa enjoys helping the younger girls learn the difficult and intricate embroidery.
Boothi is 13 years old, in Year 5 and her dream is to become a doctor to provide health care denied to Akha families living in poverty. She was vulnerable to human traffickers living in a rural village with no school, health care or protection.
Busah has determination to gain a bright future through education, she is 18 years old and in Year 7. Busah and all the girls are Stateless,but through education they can apply for Thai citizenship which will help her realise her dream to become a nurse.
Yermue is a 16 year old Akha girl, abandoned at age 10 with two younger brothers as their sole carer. Yermue is in Year 7 , thankful to Rescue Mission for Children for providing a safe and caring home for herself and her brothers.
Mali is 10 years old, her embroidery skills are exceptional, her style is different as the majority of the girls come from Myanmar and Mali comes from an Akha village within Thailand. Her single mother has mental problems and cannot care for Mali, her sister and brother. Mali dreams to be a teacher.
Meega is a 10 year old Akha girl from Myanmar who has experienced extreme poverty, scavenging for food, no sanitation, no home or access to school. As a Stateless person she has no rights in any country but through Rescue Mission for Children she has applied for Thai citizenship.
Asoom is 10 years old from a remote part of Myanmar, she and her younger sister were at extreme risk from child labour and trafficking, their mother had died and their father is an opium addict who could not provide food, a home or basic care.
Apoh is a 10 year old Akha girl from Myanmar who is in Year 4, she has been at Rescue Mission for Children for 5 years as her home is not a safe place for many reasons. Four of her siblings have died from preventable disease and as a Stateless child she has no access to medical care.

Purchase Akha Handcrafts

Your purchase is funding education and protection for vulnerable Hill Tribe girls and each purchase comes with a photo and thank you note, please add an extra $10 for postage.

30x 40cm in 42x52 cm Frame

$50.00

Made by Busah

30x40 cm in 42x52 cm Frame

SOLD

Made by Boothi

20x31 cm in 28x38 cm Frame

Sold

Made by Apoh

13x15 cm in 16x22 cm Frame

Sold

Made by Mali

15x21 cm in 21x27 cm Frame

Sold

Made by Meega

16x16 cm in 28x32 cm Frame

$20.00

Made by Asoom

30x40 cm in 42x52 cm Frame

SOLD

Made by Ae Ae Sa

Akha Bag with zip opening

SOLD

Made by Mali

48 x 68 cm Table Runner- Double Backed

Sold

Made by Meega

48 x 68 cm Table Runners - Double Backed

Sold

Made by Sold-Green Border, Yermue-Blue Border,SOLD-Red Border .