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Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark empowers artisans in Moradabad, India to break the cycle of poverty. They are dedicated to paying a fair wage and offering vast support in areas of health and education. Specific social programs include elementary schools providing free education for children of artisans, tailoring training programs and other workshops for women, clean water storage tanks and filters for artisans and their families, and more. Currently the organization works with 49 artisan groups throughout the city, and "graduates" artisan groups as they are able to become independent businesses.

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Sasha Craft Producers

The sustained work of Sasha Association for Craft Producers with more than 100 crafts groups has helped to revive dying arts and skills, provide artisans with a livelihood, and revitalize craft communities. Sasha's success has been in combining community development with handcraft marketing. The non-profit marketing arm finds needed outlets for handcrafts, while capacity building and other development projects are coordinated by the Sasha Enterprise Development Foundation. Sasha represents crafts producers from rural and semi-urban areas, mostly in eastern India, who benefit from health campaigns, improved working conditions, and stable incomes. Nearly 70% of the producers Sasha works with are women. Sasha's unique model of organizing groups into larger crafts consortiums means that groups specializing in different aspects of textiles,...

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