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Baladarshan is a network of South Indian social organizations employing disadvantaged women in crafts production. It was founded by social workers who wanted to improve the livelihood of isolated women and their children in Chennai slum areas. After setting-up producers groups in several slums, Baladarshan extended its partnership to many other organizations/producers' groups in South India.
To reduce poverty and ensure a sustainable livelihood by providing trainings in handicrafts and job opportunities that embody fair trade principles