When you purchase Organic Assam Black Tea from The Leprosy Mission Shop, you are directly supporting a small tea farming family in India – and helping people affected by leprosy!
Abdus is a successful producer for HEED Handicrafts. He's been working with HEED Handicrafts in its handloom sector as a weaver for 25 years. He started work when he was 30 years old. The ECOTA Fair Trade Forum at the World Fair Trade Day a number of years ago awarded Abdus as the "best producer". The award was given in the presence of the State Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives of Bangladesh.
Uttam Kumar Paul is 60 years old and works in his father’s business with his three brothers. Shariatpur district, where he lives, is in southern part of Bangladesh. Most of the people in his village are traditional potters producing a variety of clay and terracotta items.
Dukhani is part of the workforce at the Little Flower Khadi Village Leprosy Rehabilitation Center in India that spins silk, dyes the yarn and weaves it into scarves for export. She is also on the management committee of the unit representing the original members of the colony affected by leprosy.
Thanks to your shopping, Chameli can make a living for her family!
Like most of the artisans of Torulota Handicrafts, Nilufer Begum comes from a very poor family and never had the chance to go to school.