DAO - EMPOWERING WOMEN, INVESTING IN CHANGE
ETHICAL, SUSTAINABLE & RELIABLE
Dao Ethical Gifts are handmade by women in need identified through the Dao Women’s Empowerment Program, allowing these women to gain income to help improve their lives and the lives of their families. 100% of profits go back to Baan Dek Foundation’s programs to support children's access to education, health and safety services.
BUILDING FAMILY INDEPENDENCE
"As a woman, Dao has changed my life for the better. Dao helped me out of a dark place by discovering my love for sewing and creativity: I can really be imaginative on the fabric! As a single mother, before Dao I was unemployed and couldn't send my kids to school. I am now able to provide food, a great education, and more quality time with my kids.”
MONITORING OUR IMPACT
At Dao we take our social impact very seriously.
We conduct rigorous monitoring of Dao’s impact using a social impact questionnaire that has been developed with the support of Pangea (Columbia University, USA). We collect systematic feedback to assess what works and what doesn't, which helps us to further develop the quality of our products and our trainings to support the most vulnerable women.
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
To ensure the protection of children’s rights, and the rights of their families, Baan Dek Foundation adheres to a rigorous Child Protection Policy which follows international child protection standards. Dao Ethical Gifts are handcrafted ONLY by Thai women who are 18 years or older, following Thai laws and regulations.