OUR PRODUCTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
All Shakti Milan products are handmade in Nepal and support local crafts. Through the proceeds from the sale of the products, we create jobs in a positive, supportive and non-violent environment. With fair wages! And with that we achieve financial independence and social recognition for the people in one of the poorest and most beautiful countries in the world.
WOMEN IN SOCIAL
This is an initiative with the goal of training women in Nepal to become entrepreneurs who employ disadvantaged women in particular and enable them to earn a living for themselves and their families through their own efforts.
The profits generated from the ventures remain in the country and are reinvested in the education of women and children as well as the development of further projects and business ideas.
The resulting network of working women and free entrepreneurs serves to support each other and consolidate their social position and economic security.
Shakti Milan is Nepali and means "the power of women coming together" and is the perfect name for the first project within this initiative.
It is the establishment of a bag manufactory in Kathmandu. Since the development of the project idea in October 2014, over a thousand bags have already been sold in Nepal, Australia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
A team, currently consisting of 12 women in Nepal, manufactures high-quality bags from recycled materials - such as rice sacks - in an atelier set up for this purpose. Individual designs made by hand are sold through online channels and individual networks.
The seamstresses in Nepal receive training and fair remuneration for their work and thus an economic perspective and social recognition.
our first success story
the second project
Since April 2015, we have been working with the "Dhaka Ladies".
This is a team of 10 women who originally come from a village in eastern Nepal and today weave beautiful cotton fabrics with traditional patterns by hand in a small workshop in Lalipur. Saru, the founder of this company, has a big heart, her own ideas and the courage to put them into practice.
In the meantime, she has set up a small workshop with 6 traditional looms, which we would describe as "antique". There Saru and her team weave mainly scarves with a very old traditional pattern called Dhaka.
HOW IT CAME TO COLLECT RICE BAGS
PRESENTS THE IDEA
OF THE SOCIAL PROJECT