NANHI YAARA DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY
Nanhi Yaara Development Society (NYDS) is a non-governmental organization based in Bhatinda, Punjab. It is dedicated to the upliftment and empowerment of women from lower socio-economic backgrounds by providing gainful employment opportunities within the textile industry.
Nanhi Yaara offers women training and daily wages in exchange for their handiwork as a means to enable them to achieve financial independence and provide for their families. Over the past year, we have produced over 10,000 textile-based products, primarily cushions, throw blankets, quilts, wall hangings and other decorative handicrafts of unique and exquisite design with high quality craftsmanship, which are exported to retailers across the globe.
The proceeds from the sale of these products are then reinvested towards the further development and charitable initiatives by NYDS.
The Company is dedicated to giving back to the community in rural Punjab through empowering women to be self-sufficient.
The Company’s non-profit, the Nanhi Yaara Development Society is a development center as well as a small factory unit, where women can further develop their skills with hands-on training in skills such as stitching, weaving, hand embroidery, and block printing.
The initiative celebrates the rich heritage of intricate village crafts, with innovative, sophisticated designs appealing to international clients.
The profits from sales go back into the center to eventually create a self-sustaining business. There are currently 75 women working at the center, a number that will keep going up as the business expands.
The aim is to establish more centers throughout India, providing employment to many women and help raise the living standards and counter social troubles such as female feticide and domestic abuse.