Project #1633

Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia

by GoodWeave International
Jun 20, 2011

Jaidul is One in a Million


Last December GoodWeave inspectors found young Jaidul working on a carpet loom in Bhadohi, India. He was far from his family's home in West Bengal. Jaidul told the GoodWeave team how difficult it was to survive with three siblings, a paralyzed father, and only two meals a day, so he started to work to supplement their meager income.

Our organization's staff accompanied Jaidul back to his village to reunite him with his parents and discuss the best way to keep Jaidul safe, fed and in school where he belonged. GoodWeave offered to sponsor Jaidul's education - one of the choices given to rescued "carpet kids" who feel comfortable returning to their local community.

But the story doesn't end there. GoodWeave's dedicated staff are sure to check-in on the children who return home. So in late April, we were delighted to see Jaidul again and hear about his joy of learning. His teacher said that he attends school every day and his mother proudly stated that with her son's education, he will be better able to help the family in the future.

Jaidul is just one of the beneficiaries of the GlobalGiving project "rescue and educate carpet kids in South Asia" that you generously support. He's also One in a Million - the awareness campaign that GoodWeave has launched to inform consumers about the estimated one million children once exploited in this industry and the one million knots that it takes to make a handmade carpet.

This week, GoodWeave commemorated World Day Against Child Labor. To honor the occasion, CNN International played two powerful segments about our work. Please watch the clip we've attached, get inspired, and feel proud that you are supporting this urgent and effective solution.

Next report, we'll tell you about the official announcement of our partnership with Macy's!



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Organization Information

GoodWeave International

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Nina Smith
GoodWeave Executive Director
Washington, DC United States

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Thanks to 99 donors like you, a total of $15,961 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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