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Our Mission

Yakma in the Tibetan language is pronnounced ‘Yang Khar Ma’ གཡང་དཀར་མ. “Yang” means fortune or wealth, which refers to the yaks and other livestock of a nomad or a farmer; “Khar” means white or pure, which in this case describes the rare breed of white yaks that resides in Bairi; and “Ma” means a female or mother figure. YAKMA Handmade Natural Cosmetic Company creates opportunities for disadvantaged Tibetan village woman. The purpose of our social enterprise is to empower Tibetan women and improve their self-confidence, skills, employment prospects and quality of life. Women in these remote areas have limited opportunities to pursue career opportunities beyond the traditional role of housewife. Yakma’s primary production site is located in Dechen Village, HuaruiTibetan Autonomous County, Gansu Province. The region is known for its white yaks, most of which are owned by local Tibetan nomads. Our business aims to produce healthy, non-toxic natural soaps and other cosmetics. Our products contain no harmful ingredients and are biodegradable. Where possible, all ingredients are sourced from farmers and small businesses. All products are tested on human; none are tested on animals. Once we are financially sustainable, a portion of business revenue will be allocated on community development projects such as running women's health and wellbeing trainings, employment training programs and Tibetan culture preservation projects.We believe that Yakma can empower women by helping them to develop skills and knowledge in order to equally participate in a growing market economy. It may improve the real living conditions and opportunities for Tibetans in the 21st century by using modern collaboration for greater economic and culture participation.

What problem we solve?

Yakma gives rural Tibetan women the opportunity to foster and utilize their talents and creativity through the process of handcrafting soaps.

Locations

Huarui Tibetan Autonomous County, Gansu

Website

http://www.yakmybody.com

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