Friday, September 30, 2016

Anti Poverty Week : 16-22 October 2016

Anti Poverty Week : 16-22 October 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Anti Poverty Week Campaign

Fair Trade = No Poverty

Culemborg, 26 September 2016 - This year WFTO observes Global Anti-Poverty Week (16-22 October 2016) by promoting the 10 Principles of Fair Trade as means to eradicate poverty as desired by the first goal of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals - NO POVERTY.

WFTO believes that the principles of Fair Trade are effective overarching tools to fight poverty.
Using the concept of 'Agent for Change' (Fair Trade as an agent for change), WFTO's formula to eradicate poverty:  Fair Trade + Economic Opportunities = No Poverty
By creating economic opportunities for producers, especially the small and marginalised farmers and artisans, WFTO and its members believes poverty can be eradicated.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

New Products!

Silk beads necklaces Ref. IRSJ02 & IRSJ03

Kalamkari Bag Manjula Ref. TA13

Recycled billboard Schoolbag Ref. SP21D

Divya Candles Ref. IR19A /IR19B IR19C

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Meet our producers

Here are a few pictures of Baladarshan producers from Perungudi . 
A few years before, all these families were living in Choolai slum area and have been relocated in huge slum boards in the southern outskirts of the city, most of the time without basic facilities such nearby hospital, school, marketplace...
15 women gathered together to create a baskets producers group under the responsibility of Mrs Anthoniyammal, group leader.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Celebrating World Fair Trade Day

At BALADARSHAN we joined our hands to celebrate the World Fair Trade Day!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Prasad and his fan club

Thank you to Chennai Accueil and the French expats in Chennai!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Just do it (again and again)

The world stands together against terrorism with the People of Belgium

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Warmest thanks to FTF-I members

Baladarshan extends its warmest thanks to all FTF-I members for their mobilization and support towards the artisans affected by the floods.

The total amount of Rs. 40,000 has been collected from FTF-I on January 30th and 10 artisans from various flooded areas could therefore be helped by way of an individual financial assistance worth Rs. 4,000.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Overcoming the Floods

SPEED Trust & BALADARSHAN teams convey their warmest thanks to all donors!

Special thanks also to all SPEED Trust former students who showed an extraordinary sense of solidarity and an amazing mobilization almost round-the-clock for 2 weeks, identifying the affected families, unloading and distributing
- 800 bedsheets
- 800 towels
- 800 mosquito nets
- 2800 sarees, chudidhars, pants
- 7000 children tee-shirts
- 7000 meals
- 1100 kgs of rice
- 500 biscuits packets
- 500 water bottles
- 50 bottles of juice
- 112 pockets of milk powder
- 700 toothbrushes
- School bags, notebooks, gas lamps, ...

In the slum areas of Gandhi Nagar, Pallavan Nagar, Vyasarpadi & Pudupet.