We all have our own experience while purchasing a shoe, it may be a roadside sale point; an exclusive showroom or a premium trade show where we buy it from. It may be an ethnic Juti or it may be a Roman Gladiator or something else. We all go heartly and sometimes madly on those piece of art and designs. But, we never peep beyond that.
We never reach that painful story in which human beings like us are living a life full of injustice and misery.
These human beings are our artisans/karigars.
While we were going to schools/colleges, they were learning art of shoemaking.
But, now they lack food, home, education and other basic necessities of life.
They work for 16-17 hours per day and get merely ?200-250 for the whole shift.
This is because of their unorganised employment and ignorance of our society.
Their children generally don't reach schools as apart from a 16-17 hours shift , they take pending works back at home so that they can earn little extra penny. Housewives and children do the same work at home.
Willingly, these artisans don't want their children to go on same path of being a celebrated unprivileged artisan, but they are bound to those extra penny for their survival.
This is a highlight of the misery of excellent but underpaid/jobless artisans all over our country.
We need your help just to make a difference in their life. We are working on a project which aims to provide them organised employment, all medical, pension and insurance facilities. Project includes freedom of their children from domestic child labour and quality education too.
We aim not to let them loose from machines, but to take help of technology to make their work easier.
We call our project " Karrigarri ".
This is going to be a indigenous brand and will promote the art of our super artisans.
The profit earned from market will be used to fulfill the project's aforementioned aim in the long run.
The group of artisans will get registered under government's welfare schemes and " Karrigarri" will pay taxes to insure all benefits for them.
We are in the first stage, we don't have profits at this moment.
That's why we need your help to provide the basic infrastructure and facilities to these artisans.
These artisans and their families are looking to you...
Just for a push..just for a hand of support..!!
And just for the beauty of lovable shoe you own...!!