origin: comes from the Hindi word ‘anugraha’
meaning blessing & grace
It all started when...
Daisy, an Indian woman passionate about gender equality, saw a need for women empowerment in oppressive communities throughout her home country. A sewing center developed, providing women from these oppressive environments with a safe space and skill set that would otherwise be unfathomable. Fifteen years and over 3,500 trained women later, we're ready for the next step. How can we advance this to an even greater level of community impact?
ANUGRA. Let's directly employ our top seamstresses and build a social enterprise. One that will pour back into the ministry while elevating sewing skills, literacy, fair wages, as well as creating safe spaces to work and grow together.
In the western world, purchase power is this new found glory. We all want to know where each good comes from and how many hands have handled it. We have the privilege to choose. The choice to participate in transformation and impact. Quality over quantity. We have the opportunity to invest in more than our personal wardrobe or décor, but in lives across the globe, writing a new story for humans just like us, born into different circumstances.
Education is key to upward mobility. Employment offers sustainability, independence, & accountability. Empowerment ensures the cycle of growth continues for generations.
We provide and encourage fair wages, as well as safe and healthy work environments. Handmade products help us to keep Indian traditions alive. Organic sourcing is our commitment to global stewardship.
Rajkumari, Anugra Employee
"My dream is to have my own fashion boutique. Anugra's preparing me - I learned about the importance of organic materials, now I'm perfecting the quality of my sewing and printing."
Rajni, Anugra Employee & Teacher
"My husband passed away a few years ago and I was left to raise our two boys alone. I am now able to work and send both sons to school!"
Bindu, Anugra Employee
"I want to learn as much as possible so I can teach my daughters to sew & be independent."