kim W Freeman- OWNER/DESIGNER
Kim is a wife, mother of five, writer, and dreamer, who was born and raised in North Georgia and now calls Charlotte, NC home.
She has an undergraduate degree in English Literature and a Masters in Media and Communication from Dallas Seminary.
In 2010 she and her family moved to New Delhi, India so her husband could pursue business opportunities there. In August 2014, her family took over an income generation project that employed women from Zakhira slum and renamed it AshaBelle. They relocated again in 2015 to the US and have been advocates for AshaBelle here while maintaining a close connection to India as well.
Elizabeth is our head artisan who trains the artisans in jewelry-making and crochet.
She is from Churachandpur, Manipur and worked as a Primary School teacher for four years before moving to Delhi. From her childhood, she developed her creative and artistic skills by making bracelets, drawing, and doodling. She enjoys making crochet, woven, and knitted products—which she does beautifully. She loves nature and dreams of living in the countryside with a vegetable and flower garden of her own some day.