Refugee Artisan Profile - Rupa from Nepal

Growing up in a refugee camp in Nepal, Rupa's days were spent hauling water and gathering firewood. Little time was left for learning handcrafts. In 2013 she joined our hand sewing project and began to learn how to hand stitch the appliques on our baby onesies. Being part of Forai helps her improve her English, gain confidence, and create a source of supplementary income. "I make extra money while working at home.  I can watch kids at the same time while I’m making Forai products.”  Support artisans like Rupa by shopping now or getting involved.