We are the Hyde Family. We wanted to do a little good in the world. While contemplating what we could do as a family project to teach our children about charity and serving others, we had a very inspired thought. We started buying Nativity scenes from artisans in poor or developing countries as a means of helping the artisans generate income in a way that preserved their dignity. We thought we might buy a few Nativities, but now we have many.
Along the way, we started buying extra Nativities from artisans around the world. We sold the extras to our interested friends. We thought it would be a small project, but the response has been so high that we have sold 9,000 Nativities from hundreds of artisans since 2005. Profits are given 100 percent to humanitarian causes and micro-credit projects in Third World countries that benefit the poorest people on the planet.
Click the article links to read more about our Nativity project.
► A Lesson in Helping Artisans through Trade, not Aid
► Where Do the Profits Go?
► Salt Lake Tribune article, 11/28/2011
► Deseret News article, 11/25/10
► BYU Magazine article, 1/10 (Winter issue)
► Economic Self-Reliance Newsletter, 5/09
► The Anchor article, 11/21/08
► Country Woman Magazine article, 12/08
► LDS Church News article, 12/23/06
► Salt Lake Tribune article, 12/23/05
► Deseret News article, 12/15/05