TARA PROJECTS

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Tara Projects provides fair trade employment to hundreds of artisans in and around Delhi, with the goal of fighting exploitation, poverty, and social injustice. Your purchase creates employment for disadvantaged artisans, and advocates for literacy, fair wages, and protection of children.

Tara projects was founded in the late 1960s by Professor Shyam Sharma as a commitment to Trade Alternative Reform Action. Sharma traveled from village to village near Delhi, providing loans and offering skills training to a few small marginalized communities. Tara was one of the first organizations in India to promote fair trade practices and supports the production of artisan handcrafts. Shared profits, fair wages, savings plans, interest-free loans, health programs, technical courses for women to upgrade their skills, and adult literacy programs are the benefits included to the artisans. This activist organization has become a leading voice in unfair trade practices and the movement opposing child labor in India, and offers scholarships and opportunities to help children stay in school. Over the years, Tara has extended their services to reach over 500 artisans in several states in India.

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