Field-Stories

Our time at the grassroots gives us a personal view on the kind of impact we’re been trying to create. Every one of them has a story worth sharing.

For every individual artisan we work with, 4 others in the community are impacted.

Kamli

How a single mother defied all odds and built a new future for her kids

The gutsy single young mother of four, read how Kamli used rug-weaving as a potential gateway to happiness.

Sajna

Meet the superwoman who fought her destiny

Read how this fearless weaver refused to give in to cancer and emerged a champion by creating a carpet of her own design that depicts the story of her journey from illness to recovery.

Premji

From a shy mother to a determined grassroots leader: The untold story of a Bunkar Sakhi

Track Prem’s journey as she narrates her experience of becoming a grassroots leader and being responsible for every artisan in her village.

Shanti

The unassuming leader from Manpura

Read how being a Bunkar Sakhi helped Shanti regain confidence in her and feels important for the first time in her life.

Basanti

Her children left her, but she still has a family

From grinding in the sun and making bricks to spinning wool peacefully at home, read how Basanti changed the course of her life by being part of the Jaipur Rugs family.

Suman

Young, Independent and Proud

Read how Suman feels proud to be able to support her family through savings by working as an artisan and being part of a larger movement of empowerment.

Moolaram

Man finally returns home after 18 years

“Thanks to Jaipur Rugs, I am home again”, says Moolaram, the gatekeeper from Bikaner.

Prem sukh

The road less taken

“Meeting Bhaisahab has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. When I met him, I knew I was on the right path”

Rahmat

Meet the most inspiring lady in Sahaswan

“My family lives in a concrete house today and they could not have been prouder!”

Dolly

Realizing dreams through determination

“How is any job meaningful unless done for the betterment of people?” asks Dolly Kumari, the community mobilizer from JRF