Artisan Cards

One of the biggest challenges faced by artisans is the lack of awareness and knowledge regarding opportunities intended for them under various social welfare schemes. JRF has been playing an instrumental role in facilitating access to artisan cards. These are issued to the artisans by Development Commissioner, Handicrafts (Government of India) with support from District Industries Centers (DICs).


6,519

artisan cards facilitated


Financial Inclusion

We seek to equip artisans with basic knowledge and skills that help them save money to shape a brighter future for their families. We aid them to receive various benefits provided by the government. This entails assistance in formalities like filling of form, supporting documents and linking them with banks. In addition, a new system of payment – introduction of ‘M-Pesa’ by Vodafone, has been facilitated for easy transactions.

1,932

artisans assisted with

financial inclusion

Social Development

We focus on improving well-being of artisans and their communities by providing access to various socio-economic benefits. Through social development, we seek to ensure basic facilities, especially for those with bare minimal resources.

Udhyog Adhar Number

With the prospect of the ease-of-doing-business with (MSMEs) micro, small and medium enterprises, Government of India has introduced Udyog Aadhar, the registration of which enables artisans to seek information and apply online about various services being offered by all Ministries and Departments. By applying for the same, the artisans get recognized as potential business entities.