Dastkar Women’s Cooperative
Total donations: $28,063 | Partnership: Since 2011
Dastkar was established to help craftspeople of Ranthambore, especially women, use their own traditional craft skills as a means of employment, income generation and economic self-sufficiency.
Dastkar-Ranthambore strongly believes in “craft” as a social, cultural and economic force. Despite being marginalized due to urbanization and industrialization, traditional crafts have a vital role within the economic mainstream of the country.
Grand Circle Foundation funded a borehole, water pump, and water filter for access to clean water; sewing machines, a generator and solar power.
Regional associates spent a day improving the landscape to reduce the possibility of flooding during the heavy rains.