Artisan Connect


Date : 2011-05-25 15:13:32

DescriptionSAHAJ, registered under the Trust Act in the year 2001, is an off- shoot of N.M. Sadguru Water and Development Foundation. In 1989 tribal women groups of eastern Gujarat were provided support in off-farm income generation opportunities in order to refrain them from migrating. Increased poverty, exploitation, lack of status and voice were some of the problems these women faced. Though they were talented they were totally dependent on the male members of the family. In order to address these issues and also to enhance the skills they possessed, all the necessary design, technical and marketing inputs were provided. New linkages and market avenues were explored. For nearly two decades now crafts like Bead jewelry, Bamboo artifacts, Quilts, Decorative pieces and Fashion accessories have been promoted among women’s groups; the activity that was started with 14 women of two groups in the villages of Sahada and Bhamatalai. With a better market access, thanks to SAHAJ’s excellent networking, these crafts have found greater acceptability among masses, offering sustainable livelihoods to tribal women.

Street AddressB/h Desai automobile Compound Garbada Road, 389151



Name of InstitutionSahaj

Phone(91 79) 2673 245215



Type of ActivitySupport Institution

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