Sahaj is a part of an organized social movement that seeks to promote sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to artisans and securing the rights of marginalized producers and workers in developing countries.

 

Sahaj is working with tribal women artisans of eastern Gujarat and provide home-based livelihood opportunities to address the issue of annual migration. Although it has been operational since 1994, it was formally registered as a separate NGO under the Bombay Trust Act in 2001.

VALUE PROPOSITION

Sahaj provides comprehensive training and support services that enable tribal families to earn home-based livelihood through their traditional handicraft skills, as an alternative to seasonal urban migration. This increases family income, allows children to remain in school and stabilizes families in safer, healthier environments.

VISION

Socio-economic empowerment of the women through art and craft based activities to secure her position in society where she becomes a role model for the future generations.

Sahaj envisions an inclusive, equitable and healthy society where men and women support each other in every aspect of life and enjoy their right to realize their full potential.

MISSION

To enable 5000 tribals in western India to earn at least Rs. 60k PA through home-based activities by 2020.

 

To empower tribals by providing capacity building and business development support services to develop their craft and entrepreneurial skills, through setting up of Common Facility Centers, so as to help them generate livelihood opportunities and create choices for earning, and living a better life.

OUR PHILOSOPHY & CORE VALUES

  • Respect for human rights including, rights of women and children.
  • Equity and fairness in all our actions.
  • Transparency and accountability in all our policies, procedures, and dealings with the community, the funding agencies, government, staff, volunteers, members, partners and public at large.
  • Commitment to innovation and excellence for the development and empowerment of the community
  • Commitment to environmental sustainability.

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