When Barkhaji bought her daughter a bicycle, we couldn’t stop smiling


When Barkhaji bought her daughter a bicycle, we couldn’t stop smiling

What makes it special is also the fact that she managed it with money that she had earned herself. For someone like Barkhaji, who was smiling all the time, that moment was overwhelming. She actually cried. For the people who know her, it seems rather unsettling because she is one of those people who seem to have a lot of sunshine inside of them. She’s quite popular in her village and some know her as a great neighbor, some as a dedicated wife and some as a superb cook. We have always known her as one of our many talented artisans who help create beautiful Wholesale Throw Pillow Covers. But now, we also know her as a proud mother. Moments like these are exactly why we support underprivileged women artisans through our wholesale fair trade products. It empowers them so that they too can collect such moments for themselves.

India is a male-dominated society, and the male members are the decision makers regarding most important matters. That is primarily also because in low-income communities, men are the primary bread earner of the family and hence they have a louder voice. Women, on the other hand, are illiterate and are not aware of their rights like land ownership, voting, etc. What adds to the mix is that they also stay at home which makes them unaware and disconnected from society. We help change all these dynamics.

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