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Handcrafting at home through hard times

Handcrafting at home through hard times

Rural India was severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of the artisans at Women on Wings’ partner Rangsutra Crafts worried about losing their income during the lockdown. Global retailer IKEA buys from the social enterprise and it recently talked to Rangsutra’s artisan Sita and founder Sumita Ghose about how they managed to find…

Planting saplings to compensate global footprint

Planting saplings to compensate global footprint

Women on Wings’ mission of co-creating one million jobs for women in rural India is inevitably coupled with travelling to India’s deep pockets to work with the social enterprises that generate work for the women. To compensate its global footprint, Women on Wings recently supported the creation of a mango tree orchard, which also will…

Welcoming new partner Unipads India

Welcoming new partner Unipads India

Social enterprise Unipads India from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, empowers underprivileged women to manufacture and distribute high quality, low costs, reusable sanitary cloth pads, thus providing them and their families a source of livelihood. Women on Wings and Unipads India started collaborating on their joint mission of co-creating employment opportunities for women in rural India. Sanitary pads…

Chandrika Naik – a story of grit and determination

Chandrika Naik – a story of grit and determination

Thirty-seven-year-old Chandrika Naik (left) lives with her large family of nine members in village Sulumaha in India’s south-eastern state of Odisha. All her four children are getting educated, albeit online currently due to COVID-19 pandemic. Her marriage at the age of nineteen changed the course of her life. She wanted to continue her education, but…

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