GoodWeave International

GoodWeave aims to stop child labor in the carpet industry and to replicate its market-based approach in other sectors. Operating in the U.S., Europe, India, Nepal and Afghanistan, the GoodWeave System to end child labor has four interlinked components: Leverage Market Influence: GoodWeave cultivates demand for child-labor-free rugs and signs importers and retailers to its certification program, harnessing market forces to motivate producers to forego child servitude. Develop Child-labor-free Supply Chains: Importers who join GoodWeave open all source weaving facilities for random, unannounced inspections. Those that meet the strict standard are issued certification labels for their rugs. E...
Rehabilitate rescued child slaves in Nepal
 
A quarter million children are put to work on carpet looms in India and Nepal. This project is devoted to replacing the tools in their hands with books. Hamro Ghar ("Our Home") is a center for children with no family to return to or for whom there is a likelihood of being sold or sent to work again. With your support, GoodWeave can provide these children with rehabilitation, education, and a safe home. project reportread updates from the field
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
 
In the spring of 2015, Nepal's devastating earthquakes damaged Hamro Ghar, GoodWeave's center for rescued child laborers in Kathmandu. For many children removed from carpet factories, Hamro Ghar provides a safe place to call home - a place to learn, heal, and grow. While the center is safe for the moment, GoodWeave needs your help to build a new, safer Hamro Ghar to protect these children from future earthquakes and ensure long-term sustainability. project reportread updates from the field
School for Former Child Slaves
 
Rescue bonded child laborers working in India's carpet industry. Offer rehabilitation and comprehensive care, including education, healthcare and social services, to create new life paths. project reportread updates from the field
Bring a daycare to Balkh province, Afghanistan
 
GoodWeave will start a daycare in Balkh province Afghanistan, allowing mothers to support their families as home-based weavers, while their children are in a safe and nurturing place. project reportread updates from the field
Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia
 
A quarter million children are put to work on carpet looms in India and Nepal. This project is devoted to replacing the tools in their hands with books. Beyond the immediate care and education of individual victims, GoodWeave also addresses the root causes by educating consumers, partnering with importers, and certifying rugs as child-labor-free -- taking away the profitability and invisibility of child labor. project reportread updates from the field
Help vulnerable families rebuild homes in Nepal
 
On April 25 and May 12, massive earthquakes in Nepal killed more than 9,000 people and left tens of thousands more without shelter, food, water, and electricity. Many in the vulnerable communities with whom GoodWeave works, including weaving families and former victims of child labor and trafficking, were hard-hit by the disaster. This project will provide safe, permanent housing to 40 weaving families whose family homes were destroyed, enabling them to return to stability and stay out of debt. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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