Programme to support the fair trade cooperative (cooperative workers' work and health, education and training)
GoalsEmployability and self-sufficiency of the women in marginalised communities (slums) of Mumbai.
Beneficiaries800 cooperative workers, 145 children.
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EXECUTION PERIOD: since 2017.
PROJECT STATUS: in progress.
Creative Handicrafts a self-employment and fair trade organization founded by Isabel Martín in 1994, a continuation of the first cooperatives launched in the 1980s in the slums of Bombay. More than thirty years later, Creative Handicrafts generates a sustainable commercial activity through the sale of textile articles in several countries around the world, preferably made of organic cotton. It also integrates the cooperative Asli Foods, specialized in catering. The organization, registered as a non-profit entity, also runs training and health projects for women, supports day care centers and schools, and develops various scholarship programs and sponsorship for the children of the co-operative. The Isabel Martín Foundation collaborates with Creative Handicrafts promoting their activity and financing their projects.