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Bangladesh is a small nation on the Bay of Bengal that is surrounded by India. While the country may be poor economically — Bangladeshis earn an average income of $260 a year — it is rich in culture. Bangladesh is 83 percent Muslim and is one of the world's most densely populated countries with approximately 2,160 people per square mile.
Roughly 75 percent of the labor force works in agriculture or related jobs. Skills such as handicraft production - rugs, purses, pottery, jewelry and the like - provide much-needed supplemental income.
YWCA Craft Centre
The Young Women’s Christian Association, or YWCA, administers programs throughout Bangladesh, in a variety of social services and...Their Story and Handcrafted Products
Shova Handicrafts is an organization of women artisans making wheat straw handicrafts. The women purchase raw materials and coordinate...Their Story and Handcrafted Products
Saidpur Enterprises comprises two groups: Action Bag Handicrafts and Eastern Screen Printers. Its Action Bag subsidiary employs women...Their Story and Handcrafted Products
Corr-The Jute Works
CORR stands for Christian Organization for Relief and Rehabilitation. Corr–The Jute Works is a women’s nonprofit handicraft marketing...Their Story and Handcrafted Products
HEED Handicrafts is a job creation project of HEED Bangladesh, a registered Christian, nongovernmental organization in Bangladesh....Their Story and Handcrafted Products
Prokritee (meaning “nature” in Bengali) manages several handicraft enterprises and helps other groups sell their products in local and...Their Story and Handcrafted Products
Bagdha Enterprises provides employment for rural Bangladeshi women. Women come together in a central location to clean, sort and spin hemp...Their Story and Handcrafted Products
Hajiganj works with marginalized people in Bangladesh's Nilphamari District. The group is located in one of the poorest areas in Bangladesh,...Their Story and Handcrafted Products
Dhaka Handicrafts is a craft producing and exporting organization that has expanded its business throughout the world on the basis of fair...Their Story and Handcrafted Products
Rishilpi Development Projects
Rishilpi, a nonprofit, nongovernmental development organization in southwest Bangladesh, was founded to improve the lives of people of the...Their Story and Handcrafted Products