Charities

 

 

Five percent of your purchase at Sankara Imports is donated to our charity of the month. We also donate an additional five percent back to the charity which produced the lovely items in our store.

 

Courage Homes

Courage Homes exists to promote healing, transformation and wholeness for those affected by trafficking and prostitution. It is a project of New Generation Trust which is a non-profit charitable NGO in New Delhi, India.
http://www.couragehomes.org/

MESH

MESH is an Indian organisation practicing Fair Trade with disabled and leprosy affected crafts artisans, for their rehabilitation.
http://www.mesh.org.in

Saheli

Saheli, located in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, is a local initiative which provides employment opportunities for low income women. They specialize in embroidery, patchwork, and other needlework crafts.

Ladli

At Ladli children learn to make jewellery and handicrafts - valuable skills in Jaipur. The children are also taught Hindi, English, Art and Dance, and provided nutrition, medical check-ups and counselling. Most importantly of all they gain confidence, hope and self-esteem. We believe that in addition to providing children education and employability, Ladli is a place where emotional trauma and the stresses of poverty can in some way be healed.
http://www.ladli.org

Torch

Torch is an NGO working with children who live with their parents on the pavements of Delhi. These children are between 4 and 9 years old. Their goals are to give them a happy childhood and send them to school.
http://torchdelhi.org/get-involved/

Tara Homes

Tara is a residential service with an emphasis on education for vulnerable children, whose families cannot provide them with a home. The child cannot be sent to school anymore, fed properly, or cared for in the family home. Without a decent education for the child his or her future, as well as the welfare of the whole family, is compromised.Tara are home to just 20 children as we believe that a smaller family-like environment best enables children to overcome past difficulties and achieve their potential. The projects are managed by a qualified and experienced child psychologist, as well as qualified social workers and administrators.
http://www.taraindia.org/

VSAI

Established in 1986, VSAI works with the disabled and underprivileged population in India to create a society in which all people with disabilities can come together to learn, participate in, and enjoy the arts. Using the arts as a tool for social, educational, emotional, and vocational rehabilitation, VSAI attempts to nurture talented artists, provide them with a platform to display their accomplishments, build self-esteem, and facilitate their transition into 'mainstream' society.
http://vsaindia.org/

AAIDD

AAIDD (Adopt an Indian Desi Dog) is a small not for profit shelter which rescues puppies from the streets of New Delhi. The dogs are known locally as Desi Dogs. AAIDD works with two veterinarians in New Delhi who do up to 50 spay/neuters a month for street dogs as well as provide food and free vet care to Desis adopted by the poor. They also work to find homes for as many puppies as they can. Even if you can’t provide a home for a dog in need, your help can change the life of a puppy.
http://aaidd.in/

Project Why

Project Why is a New Delhi, India based non-profit organisation engaged in education support and life skill enhancement of slum children and their families. They opened their first education center in 2000 and now, thanks to the generous support of friends and well wishers, have expanded their activities and reach out to over 1000 children, 160 women and their families. Project WHY set out to create a model whereby quality education support in underprivileged areas could be spearheaded by parents, even if they were illiterate. The idea was to empower the community to pool its resources and run a sound support program for its children.
http://www.projectwhy.org/

Sunshine Project

The Sunshine Project is a non-profit organization created in 2002 for the rehabilitation of slum and street children. It provides day care, education and food for around 157 underprivileged children. School attendance is mandatory with tuition covered by the Sunshine Project. The success of the Sunshine Project and its children stems not only from the right balance of a nurturing and encouraging educational environment, but also the people behind the project including the support of the volunteers, sponsors and generous donations. The Sunshine Project provides the children preparation and registration in schools, before and after school care facilities with tutoring help, three meals a day, school uniforms and supplies, personal hygiene training, and emergency medical care.
http://www.sunshineproject-delhi.org/

Local Women's Handicrafts

LWH is a fair trade sewing collective based out of Kathmandu, Nepal. The business focuses on empowering and educating women with the intent to change the social and cultural norms in Nepal. The collective is comprised of women who are challenged by physical disability, come from abusive homes, are fleeing extreme poverty, or just looking to educate themselves to move forward in their lives. Many have escaped forced marriage and simply want to be independent human beings.
http://www.lwhnepal.com/

Women's Friendly Society

Women's Friendly Society in Kolkata is a co-operative selling exquisitely embroidered clothing and table linen made by disadvantaged women.

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