Each bag hand printed by women rescued from human trafficking
Simple Steps to Sustainability
The Story of Alna
Alna is a comprehensive project which is run by women, for rescued, vulnerable women from trafficking by empowering them in skills like tailoring, block printing, silk screen printing to create environment friendly products like cotton tote bags and other knick-knacks from residual scraps (zero wastage) thereby ensuring financial inclusion and dignity to them.
Unsafe migration is a pertinent problem in West Bengal (India), that leads to it being a source, transit and destination for trafficking in persons both for the north-east states of India as well as cross border with the neighbouring countries. Post rescue, where repatriation is not possible, women and girls are rehabilitated in shelter homes. They often lack education, skills and most importantly traumatized by their experiences. Our project aims at mainstreaming these vulnerable women by empowering them and providing them financial independence in key skills in manufacturing sustainable products and creating market linkages through collaborations, thereby leaving no one behind.