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Welcome to our store

The Team

Jocelyn Beam

Jocelyn Beam is the creator of Global Artisans ILM. She saw a need to make a difference in supporting refugees locally and globally. This section pays the bills so the refugees can keep 100% of the proceeds from their sales.


Madalene, originally from Burundi was in Nyaragusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania for 17 years before resettling in the USA. Madalene is a master knitter. She loves making hat, scarves and her blankets are some of our customers favorites. Each one of her products are as unique as she. She did not have an opportunity for a formal education and her English skills are coming along. It doesn't matter, she can sell using her humor and people skills. We love Madalene!



Felix is a family friend with an entrepreneurial spirit.He currently resides in the same refugee camp that Madalene left. He took his amazing crochet skills and shipped a big box of items for us to sell at markets and here. More variety and items coming soon! He too, says urakoze cane (thank you very much in Kirundi) with every purchase.