India is facing extremely difficult times, and we at Wilstone are supporting our friends and craftspeople in the subcontinent. We have worked with The Sambhali Trust for many years and want to give them as much support as we can during this unprecedented crisis. They are raising money to help empower women and children in India during Covid-19 and we have donated £500 to the cause. However, we need our wonderful customers help us raise more - we have set up a page to support the Sambhali fundraiser and would really appreciate it if we could reach our target of £1000. We will also add another £500, bringing the total to £2000.
Another way to help this amazing cause is to loo out for the Sambhali Lotus. We will donate 25% of the profit from products marked with the Sambhali Lotus to help India fight Covid.
The Sambhali Trust works to provide education, financial aid and counselling to the women of the Dalit caste in Rajasthan. In India there is a ridged social class system and the Dalits are considered at the bottom. Facing violence and discrimination from other castes, they are stuck in a cycle of poverty with women suffering the most.
The Sambhali Trust has 19 projects aimed at allowing women to overcome poverty and gender stereotypes. Working as an NGO, the charity is battling the barriers of the social exclusion to give the women and children access to education, health and legal resources. Sambhali has set up nine Empowerment Centres that teach women English and numeracy skills that they can use in jobs and for supporting their families.
Wilstone is deeply committed to helping the Sambhali Trust in its cause and are working towards an Empowerment Centre. With your help, we aim to raise enough money to help develop another centre, which will provide a new way of life for many disadvantaged women. We sell beautifully, hand crafted Sambhali products in our retail shop and often do seasonal sales online with a percentage of the profits donated to the cause. Or you can donate in person here.