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Social Impact Report 2018

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"We want our artisans to succeed as entrepreneurs."

$ 6.75 MN worth of orders placed with artisan groups since 2014.

This translates to $ 1.85 mn* of actual income generation for the artisans.

* the balance of the order value goes towards raw material, transportation and
other operational costs.
ORDERS PLACED WITH ARTISANS AND
INCOME GENERATED IN THE LAST 2 YEARS

200,000

work days of employment generated in the last 3 years.
That works out to more than 2,800 full time jobs created.
WORK DAYS GENERATED AND FULL TIME
JOBS PROVIDED IN 2017 AND 2018

WOOD CARVERS OF SAHARANPUR

Famous for wood carving since the Mughal days, Chiseling and jaali work
are the highlights of the craft here.
Mela has worked with the artisans here
to develop an extensive range of products for the global market.

$ 1.7 MN value of orders placed in the last 3 years
$ 510 K of income generated for the artisans
122,164 work days generated creating 1,697 full time jobs in the last 3 years

BONE INLAY WORKERS OF SAMBHAL

The small village of Sarai Tarin in Sambhal has preserved the traditional skills of creating beautiful products from bone and horn.
Mela helps these artisans create magic with their hands.

$ 590 K value of orders placed in the last 3 years
$ 177 K of income generated for the artisans
42,438 work days generated creating 590 full time jobs in the last 3 years

METAL WORKERS OF MORADABAD


Artisans of this brass city have traditionally created products out of brass and iron. Mela blends new motifs and themes to the age old craft techniques to create a unique product range.

$ 385 K value of orders placed in the last 3 years
$ 115 K of income generated for the artisans
27,737 work days generated creating 386 full time jobs in the last 3 years
 

 HEALTH CARE AND ENERGY INITIATIVES

PROGRAM PARTNERS

 

  • Christina Mariconti