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Support to develop new design of clothes, accessories and bags

To support Manushi in the extension of its range of products to develop and maintain its partnerships with Fair Trade and commercial buyers. Currently Manushi’s buyers are doing the design of the products they order, and Manushi’s staff or the producers only sometimes develop new designs on their own. However, by developing by themselves their ranges of products, Manushi is hoping to develop partnerships with more Fair Trade and commercial buyers and maintain their current partnership. It will allow Manushi to give regular work to the producers, which is currently not the case, and to employ more producers as well. Therefore, Manushi would need the support from a professional product development designer in fashion clothes, accessories and bags for the European market. Manushi is using a large range of natural raw material for the production of clothes, bags and accessories: Hemp Banana Fiber Bamboo Bead Natural dye Bone Cotton+Silk Raw Silk Cotton Knitting Felt Plastic Recycle Silk Synthetic Leather Wool Currently Manushi has 12 Fair Trade buyers and 2 commercial buyers answering to Fair Trade principles. They have catalogues of products to share with their buyers or potential buyers; or they send them a CD presenting their products. They have a show room in Katmandu. They also just developed a new website: http://www.manushiarts.com/ But Manushi do not have professional designers working in the organization to develop new products or diversify the existing products.
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Training will be held from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm The office is located 15 min by taxi from accommodation. Breakfasts and dinners will be taken in restaurants or at the guest house, lunches will be organized in Manushi’s office. The mission can happen anytime except during national festivals (weeks 40 and 43 in October).
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Congé solidaire
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Women staff of Manushi and indoor producers.
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The mission is organized for 10 women staff of Manushi and indoor producers: Name, Qualification, Current Position: 1. Anu Dhakhwa, M.A, Board Member and Designer 2. Anita Bajracharya, S.L.C, Assistant Designer 3. Anjalee Shakya, I.A, Cutting (indoor producer) 4. Kanchan Putuwar, Under SLC, Swing (indoor producer) 5. Ganga Maharjan, Under SLC, Swing (indoor producer) 6. Tirtha Laxmi Maharjan, Under SLC, Swing (indoor producer) 7. Sangita Basnet, Under SLC, Sewing (indoor producer) 8. Benju Rai, Under SLC, Sewing (indoor producer) 9. Meena Limbu, Under SLC, Sewing (indoor producer) 10. Meenu Sthapit, Under SLC, Cutting (indoor producer) + potentially outdoor producers to be defined.They can read and speak English but have never been trained in design.
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Manushi was created in 1991 by a group of seven professional women from different sectors (University teacher, high Level government officers and social workers) to support the empowerment of disadvantaged women especially from rural areas. Ms. Padmasana Shakya, the founder of Manushi and chairperson of the organisation, has a Master in Economics and is devoted social work and women issues. Manushi is addressing gender issues and its goal is to promote gender equality in the promotion of sustainable development, enhance social and economic status of women and put women in the forefront of human development. Manushi is supporting women economically by providing them skill-based and capacity building trainings to empower them through social and economic upliftment. Manushi’s main projects are: -Women empowerment and self confidence. -Micro enterprise development through a micro credit programme -Social and economical upliftment of women through handicraft development -Network development for marketing At the beginning, Manushi started a micro enterprise project for 4 years (1993-1997), with the support of the International Council on Management of Population(ICOMP), a Malaysia-based organization. Manushi established a handicraft development programme focusing on low income, destitute, marginalized producers, especially women. This programme became regular and is now supporting 1,800 beneficiaries from 8 districts (90% are women). Manushi also currently provides skill upgrade trainings to the producers through on-the-job training, as well as advanced skill upgrade trainings with the help of partner organizations. Most of the time the design of products is decided by the buyers but Manushi’s staff and their producers also develop new products or designs to expend the market. 1. Production – Manushi focuses on eco-friendly handicrafts based on natural fiber products like banana fiber or hemp, and using natural dyes like herbs and fruits. Manushi has 1,200 regular producers. 2. Micro credit to women- Manushi has launched a microcredit programme since 10 years for poor women in four districts. It supports 16,397 (2014) beneficiaries, providing them group-based loans without collateral and individual saving skills. The loans are managed by the women’s groups, that provide them to individuals and the group has to monitor the repayment of their members. 3. Micro enterprise development. 4. Skill training - in different subjects such as technology improvement, production, according to the needs of the market. Manushi supports around 18,000 beneficiaries in total: - 16,397 women from different districts for the micro credit programme. Most of them are from low income family, single women, widows, disadvantaged and marginalized, housewives. - 1,200 regular producers, women and men, sometimes up to 1,300 to 1,500 depending upon the market demand. 20 full-time producers are “in house” producers which mean they produce in the office in Kathmandu, the other ones are producing from their home. The “in house” producers receive a fix monthly salary of Rs. 12,000 (95 euros) + some facilities as insurance, food, transportation. The other producers are paid per piece but their salary is more than the minimum base salary from the government. Manushi finances its programmes thanks to export to fair trade buyers and commercial buyers and the marketing of products from their small producers. Regarding the design of the products, they receive technical support from the fair trade buyers and commercial buyer that apply fair trade principles. Manushi’s action covers the following districts: Sindhupalchok- Micro Credit Nuwakot- Micro Credit Kathmandu- Micro Credit, Handicrafts Dolakha- Micro Credit Janakpur- Mithila art and crafts Nawalparashi- Natural Fibre Lalitpur- Handicraft Bhaktapur- Handicraft. It employs 14 people working at their head office and 20 “in house” producers.
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Manushi staff will pick up the volunteer from airport by car and accompany him/her to the place of accommodation (20min to 1h depending on traffic)
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Kathmandu [Tribhuvan]
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The Planète Urgence volunteer will be accommodated in a guest house in Lalitpur, with individual room, bathroom, electricity, mosquito net.
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The training will be held in Manushi’s office in Lalitpur. Visit to project areas can be organized if needed. The training room is equipped with a white board, paper board, computers, projectors, Internet.
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