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Blue Mango Trust

Blue Mango Trust is a social enterprise for women in Tamil Nadu. Blue Mango’s objective is to run a sustainable business by and for marginalized women who are disabled, deserted, widowed or living with AIDS. With a supportive infrastructure which enables women to gain financial stability and self-reliance it is hoped that because of Blue Mango, those who are stigmatized will find greater respect and support from their larger communities.

ABOUT BLUE MANGO - updated October 2016
NameBlue Mango Trust
Location in IndiaBodinayakanaur, Tamil Nadu
Type of GroupSocial enterprise for women
Type of CraftSewing, Beadwork
ProductsFashion accessories, fashion jewellery, soft toys, home accessories
No. of women52
No. of men3
Total55
Leprosy affected0
Family member of people affected by leprosy0
Other disabilities13
No. of artisans with no disabilities42
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BUSINESS
Sales to MESH in 2014-15Rs. 2,361,342
Total Sales in the year 2014-15Rs. 9,904,544
Sales to MESH 2015-16Rs. 2,288,828
Total sales in the year 2015-16Rs, 7,051,828
Sales target to MESH in 2016-17Not stated
Total sales target in 2016-17Not stated
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DEVELOPMENTS
1. Development or capacity building programmes organised by the group in 2015-16Moving women into more supervisory levels
2. Group 's participation in capacity building programmesOpen communication
3. New products introduced in the yearConstant
4a. Achievements/changes in the group in the yearMany women who had left for one reason or another have returned
4b. Achievements/changes in the group in the yearNew Accountant
5. New activities actions in the yearFacebook started
6. Major learnings in the last yearChildren joining tuition center and moving ahead… even creche children moving into kindergarden demand to go to tuition center
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Fair Trade affiliationsNil

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