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Thanks to you Tirtha learned to sew and it changed her life completely

Posted by Crystal Nguyen on

Thanks to you Tirtha learned to sew and it changed her life completely

Your warm heart gives a hand up to artisans like Tirtha. Tirtha was a really shy, timid woman. She and her husband are both hearing impaired and non-verbal. This has impacted her confidence, but she has worked hard to raise her two children. Both are excelling in school, and she is very proud. Her husband works, but his income was not enough to take care of their family.    Even though she had no handicraft skills, and felt very nervous, Tirtha came to work at Manushi (Bangladesh) because she wanted to learn. Manushi were inviting and gave Tirtha the chance...

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Your love for handmade products restores lives like Anju and Rina's!

Posted by Crystal Nguyen on

Your love for handmade products restores lives like Anju and Rina's!
Anju and Rina love to run round with their friends and play cooking games. In Bangladesh, young girls enjoy copying their mothers in their play. Some mothers in their community work casually at a tea plantation, but the rest of their time is spent at home caring for their families.

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Breaking the Chains of Stigma: The Journey of a Woman with Leprosy, meet Munni!

Posted by Ingrid Anderson on

Breaking the Chains of Stigma: The Journey of a Woman with Leprosy, meet Munni!

  Leprosy is one of the most stigmatised diseases in the world, especially when it comes to women. As a result of a lack of education and government empowerment programs, many women's lack of agency can keep them from seeking proper treatment for leprosy early on. Women are twice as likely to suffer from developed disabilities due to leprosy due to being less likely to seek prompt proper medical care when compared to their male counterparts. Women with leprosy are often mistreated within their own households, experiencing physical and mental abuse, isolated further due to familial shame or cultural norms,...

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