and handicraft artisan community in India has been suffering in the last couple
of years and things have come to a head with the covid situation. All domestic
and international orders stand cancelled, tourism is zero, local business or
retail outlets are closed due to lockdown, and all exhibitions organised by
Government and other organisations have been stopped as well. All small
businesses are suffering losses and this percolates down to the grassroot
artisan producers. We get distress calls everyday from artisans asking for
help. Not charity, but support in terms of helping them sell their products. This is an
appeal for like-minded friends to stand in solidarity with the artisans who are
the single largest community or industry that protects and preserves our
culture and heritage. It is up to us to support and promote them to help carry
forward this legacy. And they need our help now, more than ever before.
initiative we have selected 30 artisans, with a range of 100 products. 70% of
what you contribute will go to the artisans. The other 30% will be used in
taking care of operations, logistics, taxes, shipping cost. Here is an approximate
estimate of how your contribution will help artisans.
worth $600: Will support a min. of 10 artisans @$42(Rs 3000) per artisan.
worth $1000: Will support a min. of 10 artisans @$70(Rs5000) per artisan
worth $1500: Will support a min. of 10 artisans @$105(Rs7500) per artisan
number of hampers people buy, the more numbers of artisans we are able to help,
as well as a significant amount to each.