Sadhna A Women’s Handicraft Enterprise registered under the Mutual Benefit Trust Act, was started under the income generation programme of Seva Mandir (an NGO) in 1988, with the aim of providing an alternative means of livelihood to the women of rural, tribal and urban slum areas in southern Rajasthan. Starting with just a small group of 15 women, now it has grown to a large family of 625 women artisans. The owhership of the organization lies in the hands of these artisans and the entire surplus earned goes to these only.
The foundation of the enterprises Sadhna’s commitment to empowering women, both economically and socially and enhancing their self esteem. To make the artisan members self sustainable and to give them access and control over significant financial and social resource, a status in their family and society.
Sadhna was conceived with the aim to provide the women from the rural and urban slum belts of Udaipur with an alternative means of income generation primarily as a tool for empowerment and with a secondary goal of supporting their socio-political standing.