Skilled Samaritan Foundation
Creating income opportunities for women with existing craft skills, by providing them with ‘tech based design support’ to make sustainable products for a conscious buyer
“Skilled Samaritan Foundation (SSF) envisions a world in which women from low and middle income backgrounds have increased access to design support and online – offline markets, and can use craft as a medium to bring about tangible change in their lives.
SSF currently provides market opportunities to over 5,000 women from 100 artisan clusters around the country. Women artisans at SSF earn upto 30% more than their other traditional counterparts due to tech based design training and development of high quality products at par with global market. Around 42.5 tonnes of waste including textiles and plastic is mitigated every operational year at SSF. By providing women a dignified means of livelihood, a shift in the community’s social construct has been observed, with decrease in child marriage rates, increase in participation of women in the local government, and a decrease in gender-based crime in and around the areas of intervention.”
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