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Support our women artisans to fight Covid-19 Pandemic

We started ZIVELI in 2016 with one aim - to provide decent livelihood and fair wages for dozens of our gifted women artisans and their families. These women artisans are the heart and soul of our Kauna (water reed) craft cluster in Manipur, India.
Manipuri women have gone through years of hardship, they have single handedly fought the British reign and over thrown opposing rulers and fought numerous forms of exploitation. Bravery and strength is something that’s in their blood. We at ZIVELI are really proud to be working with them!

Our crafting community depends largely on global trade, and this covid-19 pandemic has really caused a severe economic impact on their lives. Our customers have virtually stopped buying our products due to the uncertainties of the covid-19 pandemic.

 As all markets are shut down and goods transport is virtually nil from north eastern states due to national lock down, our artisans are not able to sell any of their beautifully crafted products. If this situation prevails, many of our artisans will slip into poverty, as Kauna craft is their only source of livelihood.

All our products are handcrafted by women artisans from vulnerable communities. Communities where, if ability to work is disrupted, there are no safety nets to fall back on.

We currently work with a network of over 250 women artisans whose main source of livelihood is through crafting bags and baskets form kauna reed. We have been supporting our artisans through these difficult times by providing them cash advances to sustain their daily lives. We want to continue supporting all our artisans and stand in solidarity with them. But we being a small startup are unable to continue further and our cash inflow has dried up now due to lack of sales. Hence we require your support to provide economic assistance to our artisans and continue to pay them at least minimum wages.
This economic crisis is not going to dissipate any time in the near future and to keep our crafts alive and up to date with current needs, our artisan community requires new equipments such as needle bed sewing machines. We also need your financial support to procure these new tools and equipments.

The proceeds we collect through your help will entirely go towards financially supporting the artisans and their families. Your empathy & generosity will help galvanise our efforts for supporting these power women.
Craft may be the last thing on people’s mind, as it is considered a non-essential.But craft not only provides with livelihoods, but also supports the preservation of culture and rural development. which not only impacts our economy but, also sustains our ecology.

Read more about our work on https://ziveli.in/

Thanks a lot!
Team ZIVELI

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8th June 2020
Dear Supporters,
Through your support, we have generated some fund required for our efforts. We would like to extend the fundraiser dates as we haven't raised enough funds to provide relief to all impacted artisans. Please support our fundraiser by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp etc.

Thank you
Team ZIVELI
Dear Supporters,
Through your support, we have generated some fund required for our efforts. We would like to extend the fundraiser dates as we haven't raised enough funds to provide relief to all impacted artisans. Please support our fundraiser by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp etc.

Thank you
Team ZIVELI
31st May 2020
Dear Supporters,

We thank you for your contribution in supporting our artisans during this difficult period. Your contribution will help us in providing much needed relief to women artisans from one of the most vulnerable communities. Our artisans continue to make their beautiful craft even now and we hope once lockdown restrictions are eased, customers will be back to buy their craft.

Thank you once again for your support

Team ZIVELI
Dear Supporters,

We thank you for your contribution in supporting our artisans during this difficult period. Your contribution will help us in providing much needed relief to women artisans from one of the most vulnerable communities. Our artisans continue to make their beautiful craft even now and we hope once lockdown restrictions are eased, customers will be back to buy their craft.

Thank you once again for your support

Team ZIVELI
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Goal: Rs.30,000

Beneficiary: Women Artisans ... info_outline