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Our
Artisans

Call for Action:

NOMAD Restoration Project

As part of our NOMAD Restoration Project initiative, we strive to assess the pressing requirements of the artisans' village, addressing both its infrastructure and social aspects, and thus ultimately break their poverty cycle.

 

Our commitment involves actively seeking and implementing the most suitable solutions from a short to long-term basis. 

 

A portion of our profits earned is allocated towards addressing these challenges, as we actively collaborate with the community to ensure that their basic needs are met.

Past NOMAD Restoration Project:

Roopsi Village, Jaisalmer, India

When we collaborated with our Indian artisans, every purchase made by our valued customers and clients mainly contributed to:

Artisanal Livelihood
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Despite years of practice and experience in mustering leather crafts, plenty of artisans still lived in poverty. The lack of access to the greater market and awareness of current demand caused their crafts to be under-appreciated and obsolete.

NOMAD partnered with up to 25 artisans in India to create functional NOMAD bags to meet modern living standards. Our partnership provided the artisans with design insights, opportunities to upgrade their skills, and allowed their crafts to be recognized and appreciated by an international audience.

The increased income allowed them to achieve a higher living standard for their families and provided educational opportunities for their children.

Education
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Every single bag purchased was used to support a school in the Roopsi village. While it was an important institution that housed up to 140 children from various nearby villages, the school struggled to sustain itself.

Through this initiative, we supported the school’s expenditure, which included electrical bills, rental fees, educational materials, and school fees for 40 students who could not afford them.

Our NOMAD Restoration Project ensured a conducive environment for students to study in. Every 6 months, we accessed and revamped the condition of the school - which includes providing classroom fans and toilets, which were not initially built.

Key summary of the impacts made by your contributions:

25 Artisans Employed
1 School Built & Funded
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We provided a platform for the village's artisans' works to be appreciated, and the resources to enhance their skillsets and train future artisans.

With the profits earned, we managed to build a school and funded the educational materials to provide tertiary education for 140+ students.

300+ Lives Impacted
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Due to the lack of basic sanitation facilities, we also developed the necessary hygiene facilities for the villagers, and especially for the school.

Current NOMAD Restoration Project:

Banyumeneng, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Presently, we are working in collaboration with artisans from a village in Banyumeneng, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Each purchase of yours will contribute to improving the lives of not just the artisans, but the whole village via the following aspects:

Providing Employment
Creating Educational Opportunities

Our talented leather artisans have long grappled with poverty due to their limited access to markets and the lack of awareness about their craftsmanship.

 

As such, they find themselves struggling to make ends meet as their beautiful creations go unnoticed by the wider world.

By partnering with NOMAD, these artisans hope to showcase their exceptional leather products to a global audience, breaking the cycle of poverty and allowing their remarkable skills to thrive.

Every purchase of the handmade leather products crafted by these artisans, not only is an acquisition of exquisite pieces but also an investment in the education and future of the artisans' children.

The pursuit of higher education remains a daunting challenge to the young generation, due to the financial hardships and thus limited opportunities.

The income generated from the artisans' work are a commitment to overcome the aforesaid challenges, and create a brighter future for the next generation.

Improving Basic Infrastructure

The lack of basic amenities remains a lingering problem in our artisans' village, and is a focal point as part of our NOMAD restoration project.

 

In our first visit to the village, we immediately identified challenges to resolve which include poor housing infrastructure, lack of access to electricity as well as clean water.

As a start, we have refurbished the workshops for our artisans, setting the basis to empower the artisans and earn the financial strength to garner the funds to improve the village's standard of living.

Let's uplift societies, together.

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Should you know of any rural communities with talented artisans that are struggling to make ends meet, we are open for collaboration.

We would be more than happy to connect and discuss further to understand the underlying issues, and brainstorm on solutions.

Please do drop an email to ibnuabbas@theprojectnomad.com, and we will contact you as soon as possible

Please note that due to our current budget levels, we are limited to working with rural communities within Southeast Asia.

 

However, as we continue to grow, we look forward to expanding our footprint and be able to work with communities around the world.

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