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Field Notes

A Long-Awaited Reunion in India

A Long-Awaited Reunion in India

After tremendous anticipation and over 3 years of physical separation, the U.S. Anchal team was recently reunited with the incredible artisan and leadership team in Ajmer, India! The trip crew comprised of sisters and Founders Colleen and Maggie Clines, Anchal E-Commerce Director Ashleigh Bakken, Maggie’s husband, David Cobb, and photographer and Colleen’s husband, Clay Cook.

CEO, Colleen Clines, highlights heartwarming stories of a joyous reunion between artisans and the U.S. team and the strong bond and deep sense of community that has been fostered through Anchal's work. She also highlights the resilience and determination of the artisans, who continued creating beautiful products despite the challenges they faced.

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Trainees Graduate Program and Become Project Assistants

Trainees Graduate Program and Become Project Assistants
Last year Anchal successfully launched a satellite training program in Ajmer, thanks to the support of our donors and the hard work of our team. The goal of this program was to provide livelihood training for ten women from a neighboring  community. After eight months of training sessions, we are excited to share that nine women graduated from the program and recently joined the Anchal team as full-time Project Assistants! Continue reading

Social Impact Through the Artisan’s Lens

Social Impact Through the Artisan’s Lens

 Impact reporting is so vital to our program because it allows us to see how our efforts are changing the lives of the women we work with, and their families. Learn how our artisans are making their own social impact through the two very different stories of Shama and Shamina.  

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A Year of Impact: Our Favorite Moments from 2017

A Year of Impact: Our Favorite Moments from 2017
We are excited by the idea of a brand new year, waiting on the horizon, full of possibility. As 2017 has come to a close, we want to take a moment to look back and  and celebrate all we have accomplished this year, reset the bar high for an impactful 2018. Continue reading
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