Empowering Rural Women Artisans
According to official figures there are 7 million artisans (and up to 200 million artisans according to unofficial sources) engaged in craft production to earn a livelihood, The global market for handicrafts is $400 billion, of which India's share is below 2%, representing a tremendous growth opportunity.
CamelCentral™ is an online platform which helps Artists and Artisans share their skills with anyone across the glove who is interested in learning and practicing different art and craft forms. We also provide a Shop Now section to buy finished products of our Artists and Artisans.
Since majority of rural artisans, especially women are illiterate, there is a challenge to onboard them to a virtual platform and communicate with a global audience. To overcome this challenge we partner with NGO's and Non-Profit organizations who have already established relationships with rural artisans for capacity building.
Your investment in artisans leads to a trickle down effect of improving health and education outcomes for future generation of the most marginalized population. It is estimated in 2003 around 50% of household heads of crafts producing families had no education whatsoever, and more shockingly, around 90% of the women in these households were completely uneducated.