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GoodWeave works to end child labor in the carpet industry and offers educational opportunities to children and improved working conditions for adult workers in India. The GoodWeave label is the best assurance that no child was exploited to make a carpet or rug.

We need your support to reach out to more communities and more production units to help more children and adult workers.

Indian Donors

Indian Donors

To donate by cheque or demand draft please make it in favour of GoodWeave India Trust Payable at Varanasi and send it to the below mentioned address with your name and purpose of donation:
GoodWeave India Trust, S-14/81 A-5 2ND Floor, Uday Complex Maldhaiya, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh -221002

For any information or to visit our programs, please contact us by phone +91- 542-2201172 or Email us at: support@goodweave.net

Once you have made the donation, a receipt of the same and a 50% Tax Exemption Certificate will be sent to you via courier or speed post. The certificate and receipt which will reach you within 10 days of making the donation can be used to avail 50% tax exemption for the respective financial year.

Donation to support specific activities

Your donation to GoodWeave India qualifies for 50% deduction under Section 80 G of the Income Tax act.

Donation to support a Corpus Fund

Donations to the Corpus Fund of GoodWeave India Trust will help building a long term sustainability of our projects for children and adult workers. Your funds will be used strictly within legal guidelines to advance the goal of GoodWeave India. The interest earned will be used for the GoodWeave India programs without using the principal amount. Your donation can make a difference! Your donation to GoodWeave India qualifies for 50% deduction under Section 80 G of the Income Tax act.

Foreign donors

Foreign donors

Foreign donors interested in supporting GoodWeave India need to send check or money order payable to GoodWeave, a 501(c) (3) organization:

2001 S Street NW,
Suite 510, Washington, DC 20009.

Or they can make a donation by phone by calling at 202-234-9050.
US donors receive full tax deductibility for their contribution.

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Why India?

indiaAfter 65 years of independence and over a decade after India signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, children are still neglected. Today 12 million kids in India go to work instead of to school. There are no universally accepted figures for the number of bonded child labourers; however, human rights organizations say there are tens of thousands of children, many of them trafficked and bonded, working in the carpet industry.

Why Child Labour in the Carpet Industry ?

One-third of India’s population lives below the poverty line, representing one-third of the world’s poor. India’s carpet industry is an age-old, well-established manufacturing sector, employing more than 2 million rural workers. Over 90 percent of carpets are exported, and in 2011, India exported carpets worth over US$ 1200 million to markets in North America, Europe and other consumer markets. When child labour is prevalent in a country's primary economic sector, poverty and servitude are perpetuated.

Member of ISEAL

isealISEAL is the global association for sustainability standards : ISEAL Alliance Code of Good Practice. The four goals of ISEAL Alliance are to:
1. Improve the impacts of standards
2. Define credibility for sustainability standards
3. Increase the uptake of credible sustainability standards
4. Improve the effectiveness of standards



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