The Blue Mango Trust is a business run by and for women who are disabled, deserted, widowed or living with AIDS. Founded in 2001 with four employees and four sewing machines, the organization has since grown to offer not only employment, but empowerment and community to over fifty women in south India. Blue Mango hires women based on level of need, rather than education or experience; products are then designed to match the skills of the women. Blue Mango also strives to make environmentally conscious choices, procuring its raw materials from eco-friendly sources whenever possible. The organization is fully self-sufficient and all profits are reinvested in improving the business and enhancing quality of life for employees.