Rede Asta is a social enterprise supporting artisans in Brazil through business training and facilitating an access to markets for their products.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Rede Asta created the project “Máscara + Renda” (mask + income) to support Brazilian artisans and seamstresses who lost their source of income and on whom most of their families were financially dependent.
Women were commissioned to produce 27,000 face masks and received a valuable income for their work. Masks produced were subsequently donated to non-profit organizations of their choice, making women feel empowered for their contribution to their communities.
Trafigura Foundation provided a grant to Rede Asta to support this initiative.