Following fair trade policies, these women are thrown a lifeline in the form of self-help groups, access to healthcare, training in their chosen craft, a fair wage, safe and supervised working conditions, and a bridge to market opportunities.

This women’s coop is also sister to an incredible NGO that works primarily to rehabilitate orphaned, abandoned and destitute children. This not-for-profit charity houses, feeds, lovingly cares for, and educates these disadvantaged children in a wonderful ashram next to the women’s coop. The income from products such as the jewellery pouches & tote bags is one of the ways it generates income.