Our partners are key to the success of our projects and we value their contribution.
Nepal Social Business (Chaudhary Foundation)
Nepal Social Business (NSB) is a joint venture between Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) and Chaudhary Group (CG). NSB was created in July, 2014 and works six districts in Mid West and Far West of Nepal. It actively supports Nepal's national target of reducing poverty to below 6% by 2030. NSB works with community groups, carefully selecting promising Social Enterprises that offer significant social impact and that also prioritize female participation. They then provide incubation training and support from startup through to full implementation.
Sarangi is honoured to be partnering NSB and Mahalaxmi Jhola Udyog Pvt. Ltd (Tikapur), a social enterprise incubated and funded by NSB. Sarangi is providing Mahalaxmi access to markets in Australia.
We have many exciting projects in the pipeline, so watch this space!
SHAKTI SAMUHA is the world’s first organization, established and run by survivors of trafficking. In 1996, the Indian government conducted a raid in the red light area in Mumbai and freed 500+ young girls from Nepal, India, and Bangladesh and placed them in government houses. The girls were forced to stay in these houses despite inhumane treatment. Even though the Nepali girls wanted to return home, the Nepali government would not approve their repatriation as they feared that they might bring HIV and aids back home.
Outraged by the governments position, and after a year of lobbying, seven organizations working against human trafficking in Nepal were able to bring the girls home for rehabilitation.
After some time, the survivors could see that it was not their fault that they had been trafficked. Rather, they could see that their trafficking was symptomatic of problems within Nepali society and that it was a crime. One of the girls, Charimaya Tamang was the first Nepali woman to bring her perpetrator to court to face justice.
SHAKTI SAMUHA continues to work tirelessly in ‘Turning tears into Power’. Charimaya Tamang was awarded the 2011 Hero Acting to End Modern-Day Slavery Award by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In 2013, SHAKTI SAMUHA was also awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award (Asian equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize).
Sarangi is proud to partner SHAKTI SAMUHA in a sewing training and employment generating program.
Sarangi is honored to be partnering Relative Nepal in women’s empowerment projects.
Relative Nepal's goal is to preserve nature, culture, environment and foster a society with no gender, religious and linguistic bias. Founded in 2006, they assist communities in becoming independent and work in the fields of Education, Health, Natural Disaster, Drinking Water, Health Education, Sanitation, Conflict Transformation, Human Rights, Physical Construction, and Agriculture. Thousands underprivileged people from Dhanusha and Mahottari have been benefited form their work.
Based in Janakpur, Relative Nepal is preserving it’s local culture by promoting Mithila Art. This unique art-form was traditionally created by women only and until recently was commonly found on the walls of their houses. It is a rich tradition which tells visual stories of family life, history, spiritual life and local culture. We are working with their artists on a project that will assist us in expanding our chef wear business into the Australian market.
Sarangi is also supporting Relative Nepal by providing marketing assistance, and by selling their artwork through the restaurant. Our future plans include providing sewing training and employment opportunities in our chef wear business as well as collaborating on education projects.
Small art works take a day to make and cost US$10. The larger pieces take two days and cost US$20. Please support this worthwhile project by ordering. Orders take 3 days to complete and can be collected at Sarangi Veg. Sarangi takes no commission on the sales
Relative Nepal also invites guests wanting to experience their work firsthand, to visit their training centre in Janakpur.
Warlukurlangu - Artists of Yuendumu
Warlukurlangu Artists is one of the longest running and most successful Aboriginal-owned art centres in Central Australia.
It has a national and international profile and its art has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions and publications in Australia and around the world.
Warlukurlangu means ‘belonging to fire’ in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named after a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu.
Sarangi Social Enterprise is very proud to be partnering them in our shopping bag project. Their artwork will be featured on our bags and be sold worldwide.
Together for Nepal
Together for Nepal works with Nepali’s who lost their homes during the 2015 earthquakes. Together for Nepal are assisting them in rebuilding their lives through their social enterprise, the “Creative Weaving Centre” which is based in Kathmandu. They produce beautiful hand woven shawls and scarves. They can be contacted through their Facebook page. We are very grateful for the financial support they have given Sarangi Social Enterprise in developing our sewing training program.
Become a Partner
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