Local Women’s Handicrafts
EMPOWERING ONE WOMAN AT A TIME..
In 2010 Nasreen founded “Local Women’s Handicrafts” with her brother and younger sister; Local women focused on Empower disadvantaged women in Nepal. Nasreen comes from a remote village on the border of India and Nepal where woman have very little rights and livevery disadvantaged lives. When she was 12 years old she was able to escape from the oppressive circumstances she was born into. She came to Kathmandu where she learned and worked as a laborer making clothing and accessories for large export companies. Nasreen would work 10-14 hours for no more than five dollars a day. Nasreen was fortunate enough to meet an American teacher living in Nepal who gave her a free education.
Our Mission: We Promote quality education, employment and health care for all people by empowering women, educating children, and building learning center in under served communities. envision a world where women are leaders in their communities, they are in control of their own lives, their own rights, and their own decisions.
Our Vision: We envision a world where women are leaders in their communities, they are in control of their own lives, their own rights, and their own decisions.
Who are “Local Women”? Local Women is a fair trade textile and handicraft collective in Kathmandu, Nepal. We focus on empowering and educating disadvantaged/marginalized women using sustainable methods. All our products are ethically produced, providing fair wages and working conditions for the women who make them. Our social Business programs seek to uplift women, their children and their communities.
What is Local Women’s Social Business Model? Each woman who participates in our training program for 6 , 12 to 18 months. Women have a choice of which skills they want to pursue. These skills include but not limited to design, sewing, weaving, embroidery, knitting, jewelry making and pattern work. While in training each woman receives a stipend. Through a dedicated and passionate team LWH has been able to establish a safe community which have trained and employed hundreds of women. With these new skills, a stipend and 12 months in a safe community, they are empowered to progress in their lives.