Meet the Artisans

Here are some of our artisans who have been painstakingly learning to make these products over the past several months. They are proud to see their handiwork go to distant lands! They are affiliated with Mann Deshi Foundation. Click to read about each of their journeys towards empowering themselves.

 
 
‘We women just work and work with no path nor goal. But now there’s a clarity of purpose. Ohrna has helped us realize our own identity. Not just that, we will now have an identity in other parts of the world too!'

Poonam Kedari

“We women just work and work with no path nor goal. But now there’s a clarity of purpose. Ohrna helped us realize our own identity. Not just that, we will now have an identity in other parts of the world too!”

 
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Noorjahan Tehsildar

“When I see anything new, I want to learn it. I want to do something, become somebody.”

Pournima Vivek Nanaware

Pournima is very enthusiastic about finding, selecting and training the right women.

“There are a lot of needy women, willing and eager to work. I will focus on getting work to such women and we will take them along with us.”

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Seema Satish Chavan

Above all, Seema says she feels like she has an identity now and is proud to belong to a group.

“More women can earn and the art stays alive!”