Local Women's Handicrafts Nepal

Amisiyah worked with Local Women's Handicrafts Nepal to produce our customised hand woven meditation cushion covers made from recycled sari's and some of our bags we have available. LWH Nepal are an incredible organisation changing the lives of the women in Nepal and the influence they have had on the world watching them. Below you will find a little more about their NGO. Please visit their website for more information and how you can be apart of their movement.

http://www.lwhnepal.com/

Our Mission: We promote quality education, employment and health care for all people by empowering women, educating children, and building learning center in under served communities. envision a world where women are leaders in their communities, they are in control of their own lives, their own rights, and their own decisions.

Our Vision: We envision a world where women are leaders in their communities, they are in control of their own lives, their own rights, and their own decisions.

Who are “Local Women”? Local Women is a fair trade textile and handicraft collective in Kathmandu, Nepal. We focus on empowering and educating disadvantaged/marginalized women using sustainable methods. All our products are ethically produced, providing fair wages and working conditions for the women who make them. Our social Business programs seek to uplift women, their children and their communities.

What is Local Women’s Social Business Model? Each woman who participates in our training program for 6 , 12 to 18 months.  Women have a choice of which skills they want to pursue. These skills include but not limited to design, sewing, weaving, embroidery, knitting, jewelry making and pattern work. While in training each woman receives a stipend. Through a dedicated and passionate team LWH has been able to establish a safe community which have trained and employed hundreds of women. With these new skills, a stipend and 12 months in a safe community, they are empowered to progress in their lives.

The Local Woman’s Goal.

  • Expand its Women’s Entrepreneurial Empowerment model to train women in the world’s poorest regions for economic sustainability by 2025

  • Establish a social business partnership with other local Nepali entrepreneurs.

  • Spread anti-sweatshop awareness and educate consumers about fair trade principles.

  • Empower 10,000 marginalised women by 2020.