Sleepy Snoogus: Empowering Cambodian Mothers
Every Sleepy Snoogu sale will contribute to an education fund for the wonderful women who make them.
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Q: How is the employment your offer sustainable?
A: We offer a way for those in poor communities to make a living within their homes by providing paid training, supplying all materials to producers so they don’t have to invest their own money in advance and traveling to the communities regularly to collect finished products and providing on-going training. By allowing producers to work from their own homes, we ensure that they can continue to receive income regardless of external factors such as transport costs or childcare needs. By focusing on creating high quality products, we aim to ensure that this provides a viable profession and source of income for the future.
Q: Do you provide any other benefits to your producers?
A: Although our producers work on a piece rate and are home-based we provide additional benefits for them such as an emergency medical fund, transportation for health emergencies, annual eye exams and free glasses, performance bonuses and maternity leave. We also give first priority to our home-based producers when full-time positions open at our headquarters and offer training courses in relevant topics such as personal financial management and health and hygiene. And from September, with your help, we will provide scholarships for children of our producers.
Q: Where do you ship?
A: We ship worldwide!
Q: What if I want something different?
A: We hope that our new line offers something for everyone. However, if you have any special requests – a product in a different colour or a specific animal for a special person – please contact us and we will see what we can do.
Q: Are your dolls child safe?
A: Safety is important in the making of our dolls, ensuring they are safe for young children. We have made sure to pay close attention to every step of the process, taking into careful consideration our targeted age range. Each doll is handcrafted with 80% cotton/20% milk fiber yarn, securely sewn together and stuffed with 100% new polyester fill