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.
Shrijana Gurung is 40 years of age and has been working here since 1997. She had come from Biratnagar to Kathmandu to visit the place. She really liked Kathmandu so she decided to stay and got work at New SADLE, She had experience of making Dhaka caps so it was easier for her to learn the weaving skills and other tailoring skills taught here at New SADLE. She doesn't like people backbiting and discrimination. She loves to visit Temples on of her most memorable trip to a temple in the northern region fo that place. Her wish is to educate her kids.
A bag with a story behind it.
This Dhaka Blue bag gives you the feel of the deep blue sea while giving you the feel of being in Nepal. Dhaka textile has been in use for a long time in Nepal. Feel the vibe of these geometric designs on the sling bag.
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.