With your support this past year, we helped our NGO partners in India provide:
Food rations and survival kits to families in rural Rajasthan and Bihar.
Education for the students of the Kaliyachak Girls School and food rations for their families during lockdown.
More than 2,500 days of work for laborers to reconstruct pynes in rural Bihar enabling them to support their families and improve the water supply for local farmers.
As part of our ecommerce operations, we provided advance payments to our partners so they could continue to pay the artisans working with them even though workshops and stores were closed during lockdowns. Through the R.I.S.E. Artisan Fund, which we launched this past year in collaboration with Realize Impact, we invested in:
BIDUK to supply working capital loans to small and growing businesses in Indonesia.
Iluméxico to deliver solar energy solutions to off-grid communities in rural México.
We are investing in early-stage artisan enterprises that create livelihoods for rural communities with few economic alternatives to subsistence agriculture. Your investment is more critical now than ever in supporting post-pandemic economic recovery in these rural communities. Please join us as one of the founding funders of the R.I.S.E. Artisan Fund.