House of Talents seeks to empower the talented poor through the sale of high quality handmade artisan products. We are currently working with artisan groups in the West Africa region to promote self-development through economic and social advancement in rural communities and cities.
House of Talents is making the following impact:
We support our artisan communities in many ways. We provide for their healthcare insurance, help organize the delivery of mosquito nets to their community, provide their children with scholarship opportunities as well as help develop and support much needed community libraries and self initiated community projects.
Our artisans freely determine the price of their products thus allowing for a fair price and a life lived in dignity and with pride.
Through our work we dramatically and sustainably increase artisan household income leading to increased access to education, healthcare, food, savings and financial independence. Together with support of our retail partners, we are now providing income to over 1,000 Ghanaian women in the basket weavers’ communities alone.
House of Talents was established by Kate Herzog in June, 2009. Kate is originally from Ghana, and taught herself how to read at the age of ten. She dedicated herself to achieving an education and earned a degree in Economics from the University of Ghana Legon. Kate has always had the desire to give back to her community in Ghana, and after completing her MBA at the University of St. Thomas, was finally able to begin bringing this dream to reality by founding House of Talents.