Goodweave is working to get these kids off the loom and back into school. Each year, Concept Interiors Rugs donates a percentage of our profits to help their efforts. By becoming aware of this issue and considering it in your purchase of rugs, you are helping children get an education and have hope for their future.
Today is World Day Against Child Labor....
|Sangita was in 3rd grade when she was forced to leave school because her|
family could no longer afford the tuition. When her family lacked the money
for basic necessities like food, Sangita had no other option but to travel to
Kathmandu and work in a carpet factory to send money home. She was
only 12 years old.
After a few months of toiling at a carpet loom in a dark space, with little
to no food, pay or rest, a GoodWeave inspector discovered Sangita and
rescued her. Once at GoodWeave’s rehabilitation center, Hamro Ghar,
Sangita was happy to continue the education she had abandoned years
ago and live in a friendly environment with other children who escaped
a similar plight. One year after being rescued, she was reunited with her
Sangita is now 16 years old and in 9th grade at Nava Jyoti Secondary
School in Makwanpur. GoodWeave continues to sponsor Sangita’s tuition,
school supplies and food. She says, “It is only because of GoodWeave
that I am here to talk about my life. Otherwise I would still be a child laborer
in a carpet factory. I want to give many thanks to GoodWeave and its family
for everything they have done for me. Thank you.”
|Child working on a rug loom|