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Thursday, 4 July 2013

Noah's Ark

It's Noah's Ark theme at the Oxfam shop for the month of July. 

Come and support our producer partner. 

In 1986, a workshop was set up in India by Samuel Masih called Noah's Ark. Masih's goal was to ensure good healthcare, education and housing for very poor artisans in villages of Morabad. 

Noah's Ark has a primary goal of providing independence to its artisans. Every year, two or three of its members split off and form their own workshop. The organisation also ensures that women artisans are equally paid as men and their dignity is honoured. They do not use child labour or buy from organisations that do. Noah's Ark pays its artisans 20% more than the government's minimum wage.

As a proud fair-trade organisation, Noah's Ark's mission is to change lives through education and to help artisans become more aware of fair working conditions.

External Links:

Noah's Ark page
Noah's Ark website
Noah's Ark blog

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