How is Made By Survivors Different?
For the past eight years, Made By Survivors has operated programs on the ground in Asia, partnering with the most innovative and effective local organizations. Our locally grown and international staff work together to understand and meet the needs of survivors.
Our team is made up of leaders from the private sector and leading universities. CEO John Berger brings his 18 years of experience as a Wall Street investment banker. Our advisory team comes from Babson College, MIT, Stanford, RISD, Falmouth University (UK), Development Solutions Organization,Twitter and Linked In.
Our model is not to get survivors just above the poverty line but to train and employ them in high paying careers. Some of our first jewelry trainees are now serving as trainers, program managers and mentors for new trainees. They are breaking gender barriers and transforming their families and communities.
With help from design professors and professional jewelers, we are training our artisans to express their own creativity and life experiences through their jewelry design.