"The JOYN story starts with an adventure to a Ugandan orphanage...
In 1998, Melody and Dave Murray met and married at a small college in Arkansas. Two years later, they spent their first summer as newlyweds working in an orphanage in Uganda with a shared passion to change the lives of people living in poverty.
Fast-forward ten years to 2010: Melody and Dave sold most of their belongings, packed a few bags, and moved to Rajpur, India with their two young sons. This is where JOYN began.
The Murrays learned in order to bring real hope and lasting change to impoverished places, you have to bring opportunity, giving people a chance and the dignity to pull themselves out of poverty.
They discovered talented artisans in Rajpur who made beautiful textile products, but lacked availability to markets. The Murrays and their team were determined to start a sustainable business and employ as many people as they possibly could.
Joyn provides employees with steady jobs, education, vocational training, medical care, and a daily meal plan."