Father Muller's Rehabilitation Unit

Father Muller's Rehabilitation Unit is known to MESH as Saint Joseph's Mangalore becausew it grew out of the former St. Joseph's leprosy hospital in Mangalore, S. India.

NameFr. Muller's Rehabilitation Unit (alias SJM)
Location in IndiaMangalore, Karnataka
Type of GroupRehabilitation and Training Unit
Type of CraftSewing, block printing, screen printing, card making, batik
ProductsBags, decorative items, greetings cards, table cloths,
No. of women10
No. of men4
Leprosy affected1
Family member of people affected by leprosy0
Other disabilities3
No. of artisans with no disabilities10
Sales to MESH in 2014-15Rs. 261,538
Total Sales in the year 2014-15Rs. 829,614
Sales to MESH 2015-16Rs. 394,288
Total sales in the year 2015-16Rs. 1,065,100
Sales target to MESH in 2016-17Rs. 450,000
Total sales target in 2016-17Rs. 11,00,000
1. Capacity building programmes organised by the group in 2015-16No
2. Group 's participation in capacity building programmesNo
3. New products introduced in the yearYes, Cards and Notebooks
4. Achievements/changes in the group in the yearMany orders, small and big and sharing of orders with Hubli RTU
5. New activities actions in the yearArtisan picnic
6. Major learnings in the last yearNo
Fair Trade affiliationsNo

MESH exports many products from "SJM" around the world.
4811634- Printed Backpack

You can see their best selling printed tote bag here and an iconic Jungalore print bag here or a fantastic printed wall hanging here. To see lovely gold painted greetings cards look here and other cards and note books can be seen here