Causes to Celebrate: Her Future Coalition

Kolkata, India, is more than 7,000 miles away from the Bay Area, but that hasn’t stopped Northern ­California resident and goldsmith ­Dianna Badalament from changing the lives of people in the cultural capital of East India every day. In conjunction with a Florida-based nonprofit, Her Future Coalition, Badalament trains victims of severe gender violence to become salaried jewelry-makers and designers. The goals: to help these women get on track with new lives and to empower them to create jewelry they can sell to fund the program. Badalament has been donating time and expertise to HFC for the better part of the past eight years. Most of her work during that time has occurr

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