Ans. Janm Foundation, has initiated a project, which helps commercialize rugs and carpets made by the women of rural Mewat. This craft involves intricate weaving of beautiful fabrics and the process can take upto 3-4 weeks! We were amazed to see the amount of indigenous talent each of these women possesses.
Q. What do we need?
Ans. The cumulative cost of one year's project is about Rs. 20 lakhs. Below is a breakup of our expense:
- Cost of frame @ Rs. 2000 one time. Require atleast 5 frames every month which is Rs. 10,000 per month and Rs. 1 lakh 20 thousand annual.
- Cost of supervisor and coordinator @ Rs. 10,000 per head and total of two supervisors cum coordinators which is Rs. 20,000 per month total and Rs. 2 lakh 40 thousand per year.
- Rs. 10,000 per month as fuel cost for transport which is Rs. 1 lakh 20 thousand per year.
- Rs. 1 lakh per month as cost of developing and weaving the mats and other handcrafted items which is Rs. 12 lakhs per year.
- Rs. 2 to 3 lakhs per year is cost of marketing, social media and other market linkages
Ques. What are we asking you for?
Ans. We request a donation of Rs. 500 / USD 10 towards our project. For you it is the cost of a coffee outing, but for the beneficiary women it helps compound to one year's livelihood.
Ques. What is the official status of Janm Foundation?
Ans. We are a registered Trust founded in 2015. At present we have 3 years' financial documents audited. Additionally, we have a PAN card and also a Unique ID number from Niti Aayog, Government of India. We have applied for tax exemptions under section 12A and 80G but are in the process of receiving that.
Ques. Why this project has been initiated?
Ans. This project is in the region of Mewat (recently renamed ‘Nuh’) which lies barely 70 kilometers from the town of Gurgaon, Haryana and a little over 100 kilometers from India's capital city of New Delhi. It has one of India’s lowest human development index scores. The women face extreme hardships daily – in terms of managing fuel & water resources, vulnerability to domestic violence and isolation, inadequate toilet facilities forcing them to openly defecate, extreme poverty etc. Some of these women work in the fields, but their efforts on the family farm are not compensated.
Thanking all our supporters. We are happy to schedule visits to the community and/or come for a meeting to discuss more. You can email at JanmFoundation@gmail.com