The first time we went to Nepal and spent time with our artisans, one of the questions we asked all the women working behind the Schalmauer scenes was: What is your dream? The answers that we expected were; bigger house, more amenities, better living standards etc. But the response we did receive from all these women was that their dream was to educate their children…Most of these mothers had to leave school at an early age, to help in the family household, work or get married, and they never had the opportunity to receive even a high school education. But the thing with mothers is that they always want what is best for their children. And they have realised that investing in education is the most essential tool for development. It is not only the most important driver of economic empowerment for individuals but it also gives people the skills they need to help themselves out of poverty. And above all, it opens the door for opportunities.
This is why we are so proud to be able to contribute to the dreams of our artisans by helping to educate their children. Since April, we are supporting them by paying the tuition fees for the children of our artisans ranging from 5 to 14 years of age. We want to ensure that they will have opportunities when they grow up to work, to earn a living and to be able contribute towards improving the living conditions for themselves and their families. And it is thanks to you, our “Ambassadors” (Schalmauer customers) that this is made possible…By purchasing a fashionable and trendy accessory such as our scarves, you are making a difference to the lives of families in other parts of the world…one scarf at a time! #socialenterprise #fashionfordevelopment