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Little Flower

Little Flower Khadi & Village Industries Leprosy Rehabilitation Centre is right up on the border between India and Nepal in Raxaul, Bihar. Men and women hand spin silk yarn, dye it and then weave it into scarves and throws. They also weave cotton fabric for scarves and shirts and towels. The centre provides vital employment for people who would otherwise find it very difficult to find work because of their association with leprosy.

 
ABOUT LITTLE FLOWER - October 2016
NameLittle Flower Khadi Village Leprosy Rehabilitation Centre
Location in IndiaSundapur, Raxaul, Bihar
Type of GroupSociety
Type of CraftSilk spinning and weaving. Cotton weaving
ProductsSarees, scarves, shirting, wall hangings, shawls.
No. of women55
No. of men7
Total62
Leprosy affected12
Family member of people affected by leprosy1
Other disabilities0
No. of artisans with no disabilities50
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BUSINESS
Sales to MESH in 2014-15Rs. 556,450
Total Sales in the year 2014-15Rs. 5,548,250
Sales to MESH 2015-16Rs. 1,025,538
Total sales in the year 2015-16Rs. 5,454,679
Sales target to MESH in 2016-17Rs. 1,500,000
Total sales target in 2016-17Rs. 7,500,000
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DEVELOPMENTS
1. Development or capacity building programmes organised by the group in 2015-16No
2. Group 's participation in capacity building programmesYes, participated in wall hangings development programme organised by state government through Upendra Shilp Maharathi Shilp Anushandhan Kendra; MESH Network Meeting and a retail workshop organised by SASHA
3. New products introduced in the yearCotton sarees and wall hangings
4. Achievements/changes in the group in the yearApplied for registration for KVIC approved institue.
5. New activities actions in the yearWe opened retail outlets in different districts of Bihar
6. Major learnings in the last yearTo become more independent by opening retail outlets.
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Fair Trade affiliationsProvisional member of WFTO.


ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT REPORT 2015: - click here

FILMS -
This film wonderfully captures the work involved in creating the silk scarves made in Little Flower



PRODUCTS

MESH sells many hundreds of scarves and stoles from Little Flower. You can see a good range of them on this website here

Here are just a sample of the hand spun silk scarves in plain colours, patterned and tie and dyed.