30-year-old, Nirmala Rai is from Dharan and came here for the treatment of her husband who was affected by leprosy and then got training which led to getting employed here. She has been working here for the past 10 years and feels that she has been learning new skills. She has been able to support her family through the income from here. She is also glad that New SADLE provides free education till grade 10 to children of employees who work here.
46 years old Ganga Maya Lawati previously a teacher at a school is now a supervisor who supervises more than 10 ladies working on the Dhaka weaving section at New SADLE. She is originally from Pachthar, came to Kathmandu looking for work and has been working here for 22 years now. She was provided training here.
Dhaka fabric is unique and an eye catcher where ever you go.
Nepali weaves, woven by the traditional Dhaka hand weaving process are some of the most distinctive in the world. Each of the traditional Nepali designs in the weave is inlaid entirely by hand using mercerized cotton. This Blue Dhaka Hand Bag is a unique piece of art that you will be carrying around. Hold on to this bag and support the craftsmen who made this.
New SADLE is a non-profit organization working for the rehabilitation, social and economic upliftment of leprosy-affected people, polio victims, and other underprivileged communities and providing them employment opportunities.
It is a member of Fair Trade Group Nepal and WFTO and produces Fair Trade Handicraft product. New SADLE is a non-governmental, non-religious, non-political and not for profit organization registered with the District Administration Office, Kathmandu, Government of Nepal and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council.