Artisan Co-Owner of the Week: Palani

Meet this week’s featured Artisan Co-Owner of the Week, Palani. Palani is a Master Trainer and basket weaving artisan at Bangalore Greenkraft Madurai. Widowed with two children, ages 17 and 15, Palani endured severe financial pressures. She found work as agricultural labor, but employment was irregular due to farming’s seasonal nature. Being the only person… Read More Artisan Co-Owner of the Week: Palani

Artisan Co-owner of the Week: Kanmani Mahadevan

Meet our featured artisan co-owner of the week, Kanmani Mahadevan.     Kanmani is a handloom weaver who works to support her two children. Prior to taking part in the financial training provided by Industree and Standard Chartered Bank, she had little knowledge of personal finance and accumulating formal savings. Without this knowledge, so many women… Read More Artisan Co-owner of the Week: Kanmani Mahadevan