We Invest in the Economic Independence of Village Women in the Kumaon Region.
* Photo by Deepti Asthana
The 100 knitters and weavers of Himalayan Naari are creating beautiful, professionally designed products of outstanding quality. The business is growing rapidly. Sales tripled in 2015 and are on target to double again in 2016.
In an effort to empower the artisans and encourage traditional mountain crafts, Naari artisans are paid above local Indian market prices for their work in order to foster economic independence and create a sustainable business.
All revenues, beyond expenses, go to the individual artisans or to a shared group account. The artisans are saving together so that they have community funds for investment or emergencies.