The Association of Craft Producers is a non-profit group that provides design, marketing, training and technical services to low-income artisans of all ethnic backgrounds, 90% of whom are women.
Mahaguthi markets the handicrafts of over 1,000 artisans from 150 workshops throughout Nepal.
New Skill and Development Learning Experience (New SADLE) is a not-for-profit organization that offers training and employment to approximately 650 artisans, 60% of whom have leprosy, polio, or other disabilities, and 40% of whom are healthy but socially disadvantaged.
Sana Hastakala – which means “small handicraft” – ensures fair wages and provides training, design assistance, interest-free loans and marketing support to more than 100 family businesses and co-ops across Nepal.
Manushi, whose name means “energetic women,” assists disadvantaged women in rural Nepal by putting them at the forefront of social development.
Get Paper Industry (GPI) is a cooperative of 125 artisans who make paper in the traditional manner using innovative materials such as recycled waste paper and cotton, banana tree stems, cornhusks, water hyacinth and jute.
The Kumbeshwar Technical School (KTS) offers training in wool spinning, hand knitting, carpet weaving, carpentry and jewellery to members of low-caste communities, disabled individuals and destitute women in Nepal.