Creative Handicrafts provides training and jobs for unskilled women, helping them to build self-sustainable and self-reliant communities through economic and socio-cultural empowerment. Your purchase gives women from slum communities around Mumbai the chance for a new beginning.
Living and working among impoverished women in Mumbai, Spanish missionary Isabel Martin founded Creative Handicrafts in 1994. Without regard to caste, gender, or religion, the organization finds and trains women of low socioeconomic status to sew and embroider handcrafts, then places them into a cooperative group. The women in each cooperative elect their leaders, and manage themselves and their production. Each woman earns a share of the profits. Those not able to sew manage a catering service, preparing and delivering box lunches, while women not able to leave their homes assist with embroidery and patchwork. All have access to scholarships, daycare, healthcare programs, savings and loan programs, emergency medical service, and education for their children. Over 80 groups and 800 women benefit from Creative Handicrafts programs.
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