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Asha Handicrafts

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About this producer

Asha Handicrafts, (Asha means "hope" in Sanskrit), was established in 1975 by a group of Christian businessmen, and today is successfully marketing handcrafts for over 50 family workshops around India, representing 1500 artisans, irrespective of caste or creed.

On top of benefits such as advances to purchase raw materials and interest-free loans, Asha welfare workers provide the artisans' families with medical care and educational assistance, including scholarships for primary school children, school fees, uniforms and books. Asha encourages and assists the workshops to find their own markets and to deal directly with customers eventually, instead of becoming dependant on Asha for work.

About the Producer
  • Located in India
  • Provides markets, medical and education assistance, raw materials and interest-free loans to producers
  • Encourages producers to set up their own businesses and find their own markets


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