Revolution Against Indian Social Evils
We always support and encourage one and all in their course to eradicate various social evils from society. With a mission to create an ideal society for all where everyone can flourish, we work with various NGOs to fulfill our mission.
Maximising Employment to Serve the Handicapped
MESH is an Indian organisation practicing Fair Trade with disabled and leprosy affected crafts artisans, for their rehabilitation.
We have shops in New Delhi and work with disabled artisans from all over India.
To providing opportunities for disabled people and people affected by leprosy to achieve social and economic integration by trading.
Self-sufficiency for our partners.
(through fulltime work and links to retraining,education,health and sanitation for the people affected by leprosy and disabled people that supply MESH).
As members of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) and Fair Trade Forum India,we strive to practice and promote the Ten Principles of Fair Trade.
Sajad Ali is a papier-mâché artist from Kashmir who is also running Care Kashmir, an organisation for artisans with disabilities. In 2014 a number of the artisans associated with Care Kashmir suffered losses as a result of the heavy flooding in the state. The process of papier-mâché includes many stages from making a mould, cutting trimming, coating, paining and many layers of varnish.
Ram Ayodhya is a now skilled wood craftsman in the wood workshop at Kiran Centre, Varanasi . Affected by polio as a baby he only began walking in 1999 with the help of a caliper. Ram says that he has no regrets in joining Kiran where he has learned his skills and enjoys the loving atmosphere. His objective is train the junior staff well and most importantly he wishes for his son to receive a good education.
Esther learned how to weave tapes on small looms more than 30 years ago in a rehabilitation weaving unit in Bethany leprosy colony, Andhra Pradesh where she
was living with her husband. They were both affected by leprosy when they were young. The weaving unit was started to provide work for the women so that they
did not have to go begging like their husbands who were not welcome in regular employment. Esther is now a widow but the weaving work continues
and Bethany Weaves produce beautiful bags for export around the world.
The Child Trust:
TCT- Bullock Cart
The Child Trust (TCT) exemplifies the unstated trust of a child that comes into this world being promised a dignified life ensuring her survival, protection, development and participation in all affairs relating to them. It works with children in bonded labour, migrant child workers, out-of-school children, and child labourers in hazardous industry, trafficked children, and the others in exploitative conditions.TCT therefore strives to be an institution working to ensure that this very trust is honoured and the promise, made by humanity for a quality life, is kept.
The Child Trust believes that improvement of income level of a family is one way of improving the future prospects for their children. The Child Trust strive to improve the economic condition of the family by helping communities to encourage income generation activities, saving and credit facilities to enhance family income.
The Child Trust through its Bullock Cart initiative is working towards creating sustainable livelihood for a better world. Bullock Cart is engaged in strengthening Self Help groups towards income generating activities, saving and crudities facilities, which has resulted into increased level of income among targeted families. It has been observed that the children of these families are started attending school and their health condition has been improved.
· We provide opportunities for marketing and skill enhancements by organizing training for artisans and help them become self reliant.
· To promote and develop a model of livelihood focusing on locally available resources and skills to improve the quality of life with a sustainable approach.
· Bullock Cart initiative is trying to build a successful business model, by building ethical capital by focusing on development with equity.
Artisans from Delhi, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand are making products such as jute and cloth bags, folders, wallets, table-mats, photo-frames etc. by using their traditional weaving skills.
The income achieved is used for community projects concerning health, education, right to Food initiative, protecting children and social life