ORGANIZATIONS THAT SUPPORT OUR WORK
With the help of the Circle of Sisterhood, Naari women have completed a year-long computer and business literacy training and purchased essential technology equipment (laptops and printers). Since most of the artisans had no computer experience prior to these grants, they need continued support to make technology work for the business.
MERRILL FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Merrill Family Charitable Foundation (MFCF) has provided startup assistance to Himalayan Naari. Initial funds were used to obtain wool from the shepherds in the high altitude valleys near Tibet and Nepal. Recently MFCF has created a “wool fund” to assure that the artisans have the resources they need to work consistently.
SoLight Design, an innovative and environmentally conscious lighting company has supported our “No more Knitting in the Dark” campaign, enabling us to provide solar lanterns to all our knitters and weavers. These sustainable and economical lights help the women to cope with the erratic power supply in the hills.
Thistle Farms Global Market is an on-line marketplace selling products from women across the world. As a community, it is committed to changing cultures that permit human beings to be bought and sold. The farm, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a sanctuary for survivors of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and abuse.