This fundraiser is for skilled artisans with disabilities in Nepal. Funding support will allow them to sell their crafts online.
Kathmandu, Nepal -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/30/2013 -- Tarascraft is self-help group of people with disabilities in Kathmandu, Nepal. They are skilled artisans, making fine traditional products from sustainably produced materials. Their disabilities mean that it’s hard to get work and meet even the most basic needs. They don’t want poverty, nor to be reliant on external aid. This campaign will help them become independent and successful in their small way.
Tarascraft was set up by Taranath Sigdel (Tara) who was ostracized from his village at the age of eleven because of a disability. He was lucky: he found a doctor who treated his condition, and now Tara has a BA in Business Studies and seven years experience of quality control in the handcrafts sector in Nepal. Dr Fran Giaquinto is the link for Tarascraft in Europe. She met Tara four years ago while travelling. Fran is a botanist and lives in an eco-house on the west of Ireland where she teaches people about ecology and native plants, and how they can be used for health and wellbeing. She was Taracraft’s first customer, continues to be a strong advocate for their products, and supports what Tara aims to achieve.
The team is asking for funding support to:
· Get the website fully operational ($500 for 2 years)
· Improve their working conditions ($1000)
· A laptop ($500). At the moment they are dependent on internet cafes.
· Marketing ($1000) to help promote their products and online business in USA, Europe and elsewhere
· Cash flow for stock, wages, packaging and sending items ($500)
This campaign will receive all funds raised even if it does not reach its goal. Funding duration: September 21, 2013 - November 10, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
Indiegogo Page: http://bit.ly/15roHeB
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