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Fair Trade Travels: Visit to Fairtrade producers M.E.S.H, Dehli, India - April 2019

Fair Trade Travels: Visit to Fairtrade producers M.E.S.H, Dehli, India - April 2019

Visit to M.E.S.H 

Maximising Employment to Serve the Handicapped, Dehli - April 2019

It was a dream come true to finally travel to the country of my parents birth, India.

I arrived in Dehli and was greeted by a beautiful warm evening.

What followed was one of the most memorable weeks of my life.

Despite recovering from two shoulder surgeries and enduring a terrible bout of Dehli belly I proceeded with my magical tour.

I was humbled and privileged to visit two World Fair Trade Certified Organizations, M.E.S.H and Tara Projects.

Many thanks to Mathew K and Ms Moon Sharma for their time, care and hospitality.

Sadly, I was unable to interview Mathew, Ms Jacky Bonnie or the producer groups on this occasion and hope to interview them the next time I visit.

I have attached videos and photographs of my visit below.

 

Videos and Photo Gallery

 

 

M.E.S.H Gallery

Fairtrade Travels visit to M.E.S.H Dehli India, the lovely Tina modelling handwoven scarves April 2019

M.E.S.H, Dehli India,

the lovely Tina modelling handwoven scarves 

 

Fairtrade Travels visit to M.E.S.H Dehli India, hand embroidered Kashmiri bags April 2019

M.E.S.H Dehli India, hand embroidered Kashmiri bags 

 

Fairtrade Travels visit to M.E.S.H Dehli India, hand embroidered towels napkins aprons April 2019

M.E.S.H Dehli India, hand embroidered towels napkins aprons

 

 

M.E.S.H Dehli India, fairtrade hand made toy elephants visited April 2019

M.E.S.H Dehli India, fairtrade hand made toy elephants 

 

M.E.S.H Shop Dehli India, fairtrade hand made toys visited April 2019

M.E.S.H Shop, Dehli India, fairtrade hand made toys

 

M.E.S.H Shop Dehli India, fairtrade hand made accessories the lovely Tina modelling a frog cushion visited April 2019

M.E.S.H Shop Dehli India, fairtrade hand made accessories.

the lovely Tina modelling a fairtrade frog cushion

 

M.E.S.H Shop Dehli India, THE AMAZING M.E.S.H TEAM visited April 2019

M.E.S.H Shop Dehli India, 'THE AMAZING M.E.S.H TEAM.'

 

M.E.S.H Shop Dehli India, THE AMAZING M.E.S.H TEAM and Sabeena Ahmed visited April 2019

M.E.S.H Shop Dehli India, THE AMAZING M.E.S.H TEAM

and Sabeena Ahmed

 

 

 

 

From Dubai to Dehli - Visit to M.E.S.H Dehli India April 2019 by Sabeena Ahmed Guest comments

Mathew's comments in my guest book

 

From Dubai to Dehli - Visit to M.E.S.H Dehli India April 2019 by Sabeena Ahmed Guest comments

Mathew's comments

 

About M.E.SH 

Maximising Employment to Serve the Handicapped (MESH) is an Indian organisation practicing Fair Trade principles with disabled and leprosy affected artisans, for their rehabilitation.

I finally planned my visit to their shop in New Delhi and recorded several videos promoting the work of disabled artisans from all over India.

The shop was a treasure trove of hand embroidered bespoke home accessories, children's toys and bags.

If you happen to travel to Dehli the M.E.S.H shop is one fairtrade organisation you must visit and support.

What a gem of shop!

Address:

Delhi 
MESH
5, Local Shopping Centre,
Uday Park,
New Delhi 110 049
Tel. +91 11 41661499
email: contact@mesh.org.in

 

M.E.S.H:

Mission, Vision and Goals

MISSION
To provide opportunities for disabled people and people affected by leprosy to achieve social and economic integration by trading.

VISION
Self-sufficiency for our partners.

GOALS
To provide opportunities for disabled people and their dependents, especially those affected by leprosy, to be rehabilitated in order to become self-sufficient

To train disabled people to produce goods suited to their capabilities

To serve as a guide in the selection of what will sell best

To assist in obtaining raw materials

To ensure prompt payment for goods to provide constant cash flow and working capital for continued production

To maintain quality control

To provide guidance to village industries in developing cost sheets which include fair wages for the artisans as well as overheads and profits

To secure orders with the aim of providing full-time employment for disabled people

To secure orders with the aim of providing full-time employment for disabled people.

Courtesy of the M.E.S.H website

 

M.E.S.H visit Dubai

I had the pleasure of welcoming CEO Ms Jackie Bonney now resident consultant and Manager Mathew to Dubai when they visited 2012.

Ms Jacky Bonnie MBE and Mathew of M.E.S.H Dehli India visiting Sabeena Ahmed in Dubai, UAE November 2012 (Custom)

Ms Jacky Bonnie MBE and Mathew KK of M.E.S.H Dehli, India

visiting Sabeena Ahmed in Dubai, UAE November 2012

 

Further Reading and Links

M.E.S.H

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