One of our major objectives is to create employment opportunities for marginalized women, who are facing economic hardship or are socially disadvantaged with limited skills and education. Every year we try our best to create jobs for women and it is a matter of great pride that 90% of our artisans are women.
We also believe it is very important that our producers lead a healthy work-life balance. Therefore, we have been very dedicated to creating a better working environment for them. Attributes such as fair wage, better working conditions, assurance of health care support, children education program, and provision of lunch during working hours make GPI a happy and enjoyable place to work in. Low turnover of our producers attest to this fact!
In 2016 alone we created working opportunities for 520 marginalized women. Such working opportunities provide income for these women, which relieves them from having to worry about buying food and other necessities for their families.
Income generating activities transform the livelihood of these women as they drastically improve their living condition, housing, nutrition, medical treatment, health, sanitation, and education. These women get more empowered and are able to contribute towards sending their own children to school.
Women in Nepal generally tend to hold a housewife position and don’t get an opportunity to generate any form of income. Due to Get Paper’s initiative to employ marginalized women, these artisans are able to support their families with steady income, earn respect in their families and in the communities and change the perception of a women’s role in their communities