Meet the Artisans
Country: India and Nepal
Demographic of Artisans: Marginalized Women In Extreme Poverty
In a society rooted in culture and gender norms, the women of India take a large risk of bringing shame and humiliation to their families when they break the non-conforming ways of life. India statistically shows a high percentage of women in the workforce (70%), while more than 80% of the women are considered working in vulnerable jobs, lacking protection of labor laws and fair wage agreements.
Mata Traders is a thriving fair trade organization based in India and Nepal and has been a Thistle Farms Global partner since 2017. Giving opportunity for success to local Indian and Nepali artisans stricken by poverty, Mata Traders helps these women artisans gain economic sustainability and empowerment.Learn More