Artisan Shabnam | Ajmer, India
Meet Anchal artisan Shabnam and discover the impact your purchase has made in her life and the life of her family. Shabnam 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: A 4 year old son
Proud of: Being able to purchase items for herself and afford the needs of her child
“I am happier since joining Anchal. I have money in my hand and confidence from earning for my family household needs. I also was able to purchase for myself, I feel proud about that.”
“As I was earning, I was able to attend to the little demands of my child. My husband and I are youngest in our family, we have to tell each and everything to our elders about the expense for us or our child. I want to earn myself so that I can attend to little demands of my child which according to our elders are not appropriate demands. I want to give a better future and good education to my child.”
“I have learned different kind of styles of kantha. It is really interesting to make new patterns such as, cross stitch, grid diamond etc. with kantha stitching.”
“Thank you for purchasing our pieces, we work really hard!”