Started in 2004, this small Fair Trade project is run by a Non Government Organisation (NGO) whose mission is to shelter, feed and educate street children, usually boys, who have been living rough on the railway station at New Delhi, India. These elder children, now married with children of their own, generate an income by making newspaper bags and jute items.
The Newspaper Bag Project also involves over 80 women, who help construct bags by recycling newspaper collected locally by the boys from homes, shops and offices using rickshaws.
Income from the project allows the NGO to take care of thirteen street children who live in a house in a village about an hour`s journey from the city.
As well as helping the local economy, the project has helped the boys to integrate into the wider community by attending school and playing, rather than pulling rickshaws, shoe polishing, rag picking or worse!
Below you’ll see products made by Fair Trade artisans and producers at Newspaper Bags Project. Click on the images to discover more about each product.