of the community: Sangam Vihar, New Delhi
Name of the local entrepreneur/NGO/master
craftsman: Poonam Kumari
Number of artisans: 24
About the group:
Managed by a young and energetic woman entrepreneur, Poonam, a graduate in Design degree from IIFT, South Extension, New Delhi.After spending few years in the Garment Industry, Poonam decided to set up workshop close to slum area of Sangam Vihar, with a vision to create employment opportunities for marginalized but talented women and special needs persons from the neighborhood and to bring them into the main stream.
Initially the workshop was setup for manufacturing ladies garment for the domestic market and gradually with some assistance from CFM was upgraded to manufacture bags to meet the requirements of overseas clients of CFM. The workshop now also now makes stoles and other accessories for CFM.