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Donate on this Diwali to help the Kumhar community survive

India has always been known as the land that portrayed cultural and traditional vibrancy through its arts and crafts. Various art forms are so embedded in Indian society that they are seen as a tradition, with many rural communities earning a living solely through the means of their handicrafts. But gradually, these crafts are dying out with increased modernization and industrialization. In this fast technology run world, people have started to shift their attention from the traditional handicrafts to new machine-based innovations. An important example of this is the art of the traditional potters' community, Kumhar pottery.

Kumhar community make a living by selling clay pots at a cheap price to the consumer in the Indian market. But unfortunately, most of us are resorting to metallic diyas during Diwali. Clay, or mitti divas are biodegradable, sustainable and environment-friendly unlike the metallic divas. With fewer customers, many craftsmen and artisans are getting poorer day by day and forced to take up alternative occupations. The pandemic has worsened the situation even further. These people need help to sustain themselves this Diwali.

Women for India Foundation is working from the grassroots level to promote the dying art of Kumhar pottery and help these artisans earn a livelihood. Help us provide artisans with the means to produce handmade, clay divas!

Donate now to help us provide a livelihood to this community. Your donations would help a poor family celebrate Diwali. Help us build #AatamNirbharBharat #BuildBackIndia

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4th October 2020
Greetings,
Since the last year I been noticing the rapid demand for Chinese lamps rather than the traditional diyas . These Chinese lamps attract the crowd towards them hence killing the livelihood of the Kumhar community . This community have lost their jobs and are vulnerable at this time specially at the time of the pandemic . They are finding it very difficult to survive and can barely manage food twice a day .
I noticed some pot makers near my house begging for food and I helped them with food . But at that time I was determined  to help these people and insure them food for at least twice a day . So I joined Woman for India organization as they have been working for a lot of social issues and mainly focuses on backward communities in India. We now at WFI are currently focusing on the Kumhar community as Diwali is just round the corner and they do not have work .
I would be really pleased and grateful if you can contribute some money to this good cause. Think it as a diwali gift for the poor and needy . I am sure that if you even contribute 5% of what you spend on diwali  shopping , sweets etc it would suffient for their lives. Your contribution means a lot to me and to these people.
regards
Prisha Verma 
Greetings,
Since the last year I been noticing the rapid demand for Chinese lamps rather than the traditional diyas . These Chinese lamps attract the crowd towards them hence killing the livelihood of the Kumhar community . This community have lost their jobs and are vulnerable at this time specially at the time of the pandemic . They are finding it very difficult to survive and can barely manage food twice a day .
I noticed some pot makers near my house begging for food and I helped them with food . But at that time I was determined  to help these people and insure them food for at least twice a day . So I joined Woman for India organization as they have been working for a lot of social issues and mainly focuses on backward communities in India. We now at WFI are currently focusing on the Kumhar community as Diwali is just round the corner and they do not have work .
I would be really pleased and grateful if you can contribute some money to this good cause. Think it as a diwali gift for the poor and needy . I am sure that if you even contribute 5% of what you spend on diwali  shopping , sweets etc it would suffient for their lives. Your contribution means a lot to me and to these people.
regards
Prisha Verma 
Rs.8,650 raised

Goal: Rs.30,000

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Beneficiary: Kumhar Community info_outline
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