Mission Statement

Capacity building of the marginalized; especially women, people with disability and the indigenous people of the society ensuring Trade Justice, market access and improved living standard.


1. Artisan cooperatives are functional and main streamed in economy:

Organize/reorganize the groups according to the bye-laws of the group.
Capacity building training to raise their leadership, awareness and production skill.
Inter exchanges of artisans capacity/experiences.
Promote thrift, self-help, democratic practices and good governance among the craft groups in the management of their affairs and to make them self-reliant by group action.
Create Market for the crafts of the group at both home and abroad.
Develop crafts according to the artisan capability
Make the artisan competent understanding the market dynamics and challenges through constant awareness and capacity building activity.

2. Artisans have access to substantial income and contributes to organizational / cooperative growth:

Ensure work for the artisans round the year.
Participate in national and international trade fairs, workshops and seminars.
Acquire need based/advanced technical knowledge, update technical know-how and information on market trend, taste and quality.

3. Promotion of Fair Trade

Aware the community on Fair Trade through linkage, communication & advocacy.
Promote the Fair Trade Inter nationally, regionally and globally through campaign, network building.

4. Expansion & growth of trade

Continuous product development activity
Capture all possible market segments with appropriate and best crafts.
Develop useable and fashionable design to correspond the market demand.
Develop professionalism in all spheres of operation of the organization.
Arrange advance skill development trainings for the staffs to make them competent in their positions.
To arrange exposure tour for the staffs to gain practical experience.
Review and update the organizational structure and all the policies (Administrative, human resources, pricing, procurement, marketing, promotional...)
Initiate/expand the export market.
Integrate indigenous crafts and mainstreaming it

5. Response to social development and emergencies

Initiate/Support development activities such as education, safe water & sanitation, environmental, recreational and health care facilities for better living conditions for the community.
Establish development funds for well being of artisan
Establish emergency response fund.


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