In Denmark there is a small humble company called CareTrade. It all started in 1982 when Pia Kryger, 21 years old, took the courageous decision to jump on the deep water that launches, with all the uncertainty it now implies. Already a month later, she met the love of her life when Tibetan Lakha Lama knocked on the door to seek work. It was the start of a fantastic interaction between two cultures, both privately and in the company.
The business base is very simple: Everything CareTrade deals with must in some way benefit others than the proprietors themselves.
For more than 30 years, Lakha Lama and Pia Kryger Lakha have been deeply engaged in charity work for Tibetan refugees in Nepal and India. It was obvious to use the couple's many years of experience in Tibetan communities to provide help to self-help. CareTrade has established a workshop for socially disadvantaged women in Nepal. CareTrade primarily employs Tibetan refugees, single mothers, widows and disabled people. They get a higher salary, and have a short working day of only 6 hours, and it is particularly noticeable for children's well-being.
It is a good feeling that the jewelry you wear, or the ornaments that create the comfort of your home, have also helped to give people on the other side of the globe a better life.