Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia

 
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia posted a progress report
    2008 Audit
    By - Erica Auker - Program Assistant
    For supporters of RugMark interested in knowing more about our 2008 financial statements, please feel free to browse through our recently completed audit.
    • 5 years ago
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia posted a progress report
    Faces of Freedom
    By - Nina Smith - Executive Director
    Out of economic desperation, Sunita’s family sold her to a thekedar (broker) for the equivalent of $2.50. She was made to work 18 hours a day as a carpet weaver and domestic servant to pay off the “loan.” RugMark rescued her in 2005, and from then on Sunita began to live and study at the RugMark rehabilitation center....
    • 6 years ago
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia has received 18 donations
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia posted a progress report
    RugMark Offers Hope to Former Carpet Slaves In 2008 RugMark inspectors in India and Nepal rescued a
    By - Heather Joseph - RugMark
    In 2008 RugMark inspectors in India and Nepal rescued and rehabilitated over 116 enslaved child carpet weavers, bringing the number of rescued children to over 3,200 since RugMark’s founding. Every single child is offered an opportunity to reunite with their families and to get an education. RugMark ensures that students...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia posted a progress report
    2007 Audit
    By - Rebecca Shaloff - Development Officer
    For supporters of RugMark interested in knowing more about our 2007 financial statements, please feel free to browse through our recently completed audit.
    • 7 years ago
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia posted a progress report
    In Honor of Iqbal
    By - Rebecca Shaloff - Development Officer
    There are stories that offer hope, bring tears, shed light, teach lessons… but only a few start movements. This is the story of Iqbal Masih and the birth of RugMark. Each spring, RugMark commemorates the tragic murder of Iqbal Masih, an indentured carpet weaver who ultimately became the face of the child labor...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia has received 13 donations
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia posted a progress report
    Picturing an End to Child Labor
    By - Rebecca Shaloff - Development Officer
    Nearly a decade ago, a single photograph captured the plight of one million ‘carpet kids’ and helped launch RugMark USA’s campaign to end child labor. Rescued nine year-old Laxmi Shrestha, with her stoic yet innocent expression, was seen in stores and homes throughout North America. Laxmi came to symbolize the tragic...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia posted a progress report
    Facing Child Labor
    By - Rebecca Shaloff - Development Officer
    In April, the true beauty behind "The Most Beautiful Rug" campaign was revealed when two former child weavers from Nepal came to the U.S. to tell American audiences their stories. Thousands came face-to-face with child labor and millions more heard their collective voice when Sanita Lama, Jaya Bhandari and RugMark...
    • 8 years ago
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia posted a progress report
    "The Most Beautiful Rug" Rolled Out
    By - Rebecca Shaloff - Development Officer
    With "The Most Beautiful Rug" now in its first full year, RugMark has evaluated the campaign strategies and written the following detailed report to share with our current and prospective investors.
    • 8 years ago
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia posted a progress report
    Behind the Loom: The Story of Hem Moktan
    By - Rebecca Shaloff - Development Officer
    Every rug has a story; some are quietly woven into the fabric. This story takes you behind the loom to tell you the story of a child weaver. Hem Moktan grew up in a squatter settlement in Nepal. His parents earned a small wage as farm laborers, but it was barely enough to feed their six children. So when a man came to...
    • 8 years ago
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    • child labor
      child labor How do you ensure that RugMark labeled rugs are not made of child labor. Carpets are made in villages 10 to 50kilometers away from carpet exporter. Is it possible for each exporters to sit on carpet weaver to watch? The truth is carpets are woven in small village individual house. Your can picture of weaver house in my... Read more »
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    • RugMark USA
      RugMark USA Dear "child labor" - Thank you for your thoughtful question. You are absolutely right that carpet weaving in South Asia takes place everywhere from a factory in Kathmandu to an individual's home in Mirzapur. And it is indeed difficult for an exporter to watch. That is why RugMark is there to watch. RugMark is... Read more »
      • 8 years ago
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia has received 8 donations
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  • Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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GoodWeave USA

Washington, DC, United States
http://www.goodweave.org/

Project Leader

Nina Smith

GoodWeave Executive Director
Washington, DC United States

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