The Beginning: Sisters Pushpika Freitas and Lalita Monteiro were exposed to social work from an early age. Their mother, Florie Freitas, ran a large organization
“Darpan” means mirror or reflection, and the Darpan Program is the artisans’ opportunity to look at different aspects of their lives to find ways to
The Armaan Club for children was developed in collaboration with the artisans who want their sons and daughters to succeed in school and life. It
For the artisans’ daughters, their first and most powerful role models are their mothers. These women have overcome educational, social and cultural obstacles to become
Nan Stein, Ed.D., is a senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women. She has conducted research on sexual harassment/gender violence in K-12 schools
For over 30 years MarketPlace has been enabling women artisans to improve their lives not just in terms of economics, but also socially and psychologically.