Artisan Maya | Ajmer, India
Meet Anchal artisan Maya and discover the impact your purchase has made in her life and the life of her family. Maya hand stitches her name onto the tag of every fair trade product she makes, connecting you directly to her story. Read her inspiring story below, and learn about her journey to empowerment.
Children: Parshit- 17 years old in the 11th grade and Works in a shop for half the day, Satyanaranan- 16 years old in the 9th grade and Works in a shop for half the day, Rohit- 10 years old in the 5th grade.
Favorite Food: Dal and Chapatti
Favorite Music: Marwari (local) Music
Favorite Activity: Doing Kantha over pieces
Favorite Design: Grid Quilt
Biggest Financial Accomplishment: Purchasing her own land with a loan
“I loved the natural dye workshop and enjoyed getting to know the process of making black color from horses shoe”
“My son was sad because I couldn’t get him new jeans for school. I felt bad and wondered what I could do. So in the night I let them soak in herb and water. The next day they were bright and new and he loved them.”
“If there are problems, big or small, I can stay positive, stay focused and find a solution.”
“Happiness is a choice.... if I am happy, then they are happy.”
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