Sana Hastakala Based in Kathmandu, Sana Hastakala, which means "small handicraft" in Nepali, is a nongovernmental, nonprofit export organization. Established in 1989 as a retail shop to help market their handicrafts, most of the producers of Sana Hastakala are women who operate on a small scale from their homes. They strive to maintain the skills and traditions of the Nepali artisans, and provide additional support such as training and marketing assistance as well. Sana Hastakala strives to increase its export sales so that additional disadvantaged artisans can improve their economic and social conditions. Profit generated from sales are put towards the development of programs that support the producers strengthen the organization.