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Artisans switch to mask making

Artisans switch to mask making

In Mithapur, a small town on the Gujarat coast, 15 artisans from the Rabari tribe bend over sewing machines. But instead of intricately embroidered apparel and home furnishings for Women on Wings’ partner Okhai, the artisans are working to finish a batch of 4,000 masks. “Once they are ready we put them in pressure cookers…

Jute for Life turns Food for Life

Jute for Life turns Food for Life

Always seeking opportunities to grow her company Jute Artisans Guild Association, Women on Wings’ partner Anjali Singh has shown her creativity and drive to impacting people before. These days orders for jute products have dropped to zero. But the artisans have taken new roles; they are now preparing food for the less fortunate in Lucknow,…

Conversations with Durga Yadav during corona lockdown

Conversations with Durga Yadav during corona lockdown

Durga Yadav was one of the artisans engaged with Sadhna – a Women’s Handicraft Enterprise, Women on Wings’ first ever partner in India. Over the years, the Women on Wings team has met Durga on many occasions and recently reached out to her to learn how she is coping with the corona lockdown. Hope despite…

Soni Tirkey achieves dream by earning

Soni Tirkey achieves dream by earning

She answers the question ‘what is your age’ with ‘twenty something’. Soni Tirkey does not know her birth date. Many people from Soni’s age in rural India are not registered at birth. Soni, a stitching and finishing assistant at Paces Crafts, is happy to chat with the Women on Wings team that visited the social…

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