Mandakini Women Weavers is an initiative to bring economic relief, empowerment and self-determination to women in India’s Himalayan foothills through the production of luxury handloomed products.
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Dr. Hari Krishna Bagwari
Dr. Hari Krishna Bagwari, who grew up in the Uttarakhand region at the foothills of the Himalayas, has been a force for social change in the region since the 1980s. Dr. Hari Krishna Bagwari founded a series of NGOs to benefit the local population. In 1987, he created Jan Jagran Samiti, which mobilized locals to preserve forests and wildlife in the Binsar region being threatened from the timber mafia and poachers. Binsar was declared a national wildlife sanctuary in 1989. Other accomplishments spearheaded by Dr. Hari Krishna Bagwari include the first leprosy rehabilitation centre in the region, the founding of Dena Hospital, one of the best-equipped secondary health care facilities in Uttarakhand, an intermediate vocational college for girls, five primary schools and two junior high schools.
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The whole society changes when women can earn a livelihood.