A woman’s place in life, her ability to obtain gainful employment and self-sufficiency is based on both caste and the men who dominate her life – first her father, then her husband, and finally her son.
Today’s Nepal faces a high unemployment rate of 46%, With an average income per capita of NRP130,000 (USD1,300) per year, Nepal is one of the poorest states in the world.
“These days, people were shocked by the case of Ramia Chaudhari, a young woman of 25 who could not pay school fees for her two children and so chose to kill herself and her children. The family lived in Amab (Bara district), a village that is run by development committees. Police said her husband’s salary was not enough and she was looking for work for several months, but without success. Rita Chaudhary, Ramia’s neighbor, said that she was afraid that her children would remain without food, so she decided not to enrol her eldest son in school, to save the 1.3 dollars per month in fees. Her despair increased when the women of the village council asked all families to ensure the education of school children. Not being able to pay, the woman committed suicide.” – AsiaNews, Kathmandu – Kalpit Parajuli.
As opposed to giving a hand-out, we work to create a sustainable solution where women can support themselves and their families through training and employment opportunities. We show an alternative way where women can increase their rights and self-confidence. When you buy a Kriayt product, the artisan who made the product directly benefits.
“Far and away the best prize that life offers
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
‘Realise, the power is in your hands to make a choice….. for change,
rely on your strength to make a change in your life.’ This is the motivation
we instil in all women. Feel empowered while helping others empower
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