THE ARTISAN : FRIENDS HANDICRAFTS
Friends Handicrafts fights urban poverty in Nepal by training and employing female heads-of-household in the art of felting. As urbanization throughout the country continues to outpace economic growth, the reality of employment opportunities in cities like Kathmandu is becoming increasingly bleak. The sales of these felt products provide meaningful work, enabling the artisans to provide food and education for their children. In addition, Friends Handicrafts supports skills training and income generation programs for its artisans.