Julia Veenstra Studios and Wild Hope Artisan Project is a unique partnership. Julia spent five years in Africa with her family. She was there to help. Wild Hope Artisan project came from her desire to use her artistic bent with the artists of East Africa. The project she began is a job creation initiative designed to bring economic hope through the creation of uniquely crafted handmade items. Julia works with the women to create her concepts and designs. Her goal is to empower women of East Africa to use their traditional talents to generate finances and train other women to do the same. Income from this project helps women meet costs for food, health, education and community development. Julia fleshes out the product line by promoting the work of those artists whose work she loves and has an ongoing relationship with. Thank you for your support of the project and Julia Veenstra Studios.