Artisan Seema | Ajmer, India
Meet Anchal artisan Seema and discover the impact your purchase has made in her life and the life of her family. Seema 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: Sanjana- 12 years old in the 8th class, Bharat- 9 years old in the 4th class
Favorite Food: Rice and Kadi
Favorite Activity: Doing work for other people
Favorite Design: Diamond Placemats and Napkins
Favorite Workshop: Learning new designs when Colleen, Anchal’s Co-founder, visits.
Biggest Financial Accomplishment: Purchasing own stitching machine
Personal Updates: Able to get her kitchen renovated and took a savings policy of Rs 2000 in her daughter’s name.
“I love to do work for people. I feel very happy when I do something for someone and it brings positive change in their life”
“I feel very proud that, I am able to help so many artisans now with new designs....I have learned so many things and I am not keeping these skills to me only.”
“We have something to be proud of now. To leave the house, work, earn & set an example for our children—it’s everything.”
"Most artisans wouldn’t leave alone. They needed an escort or company. Now they are not afraid. We encourage each other to be fearless."
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