ANUGRA was launched by 501c3, Influence International—a nonprofit that focuses on holistic development throughout India & Nepal. Influence focuses on raising leaders, empowering children, church planting, and community development. The organization, founded and run by Indians, is deeply rooted in the culture, history, and community in which it works.
KKM Leprosy Colony
This Weaving Society was started in the 1950's by German missionaries in response to the great need for care and treatment of Indians with leprosy. As numbers of ill grew, lepers were pushed from communities, further into isolation. It wasn't uncommon for groups to be herded into huts set ablaze.
KKM would soon become home to over 100 Indians, each treated and healed. They live and work in this small community, spinning and weaving beautiful textiles. This weaving society has given them the chance to rejoin society.
Anugra believes community fosters empowerment. As a non-profit, we rely on the support of a community passionate about elevating lives to ensure equal opportunity & pay for women. For that, we owe a huge thank you to our friends behind cameras for donating their time and resources to capture the beauty in our products!