ABOUT THE PRODUCERS
Local WorkThe producers are primarily recruited through the Salvation Army's local social work. These are people with whom the Salvation Army comes into contact through various services such as health clinics, congregations, rehabilitation programs and various types of measures to combat poverty.
I CAME TO THE SALVATION ARMY CENTER IN 2008. THEN MY SITUATION WAS VERY DIFFICULT AND HOPELESS. NOW I FEEL MUCH BETTER. THIS OPPORTUNITY MEANS A LOT TO ME.
- OLD DHAKA, BANGLADESH LUCKY
A DEVELOPING COUNTRY
Bangladesh is a country in positive economic development and living conditions are improving. But it is also a country where a significant proportion of the country's population still lives under very challenging living conditions, in poverty and with little possibility of a fixed income.
The country is one of the world's most densely populated countries with 164 million inhabitants. In this context, the struggle for available jobs is great, and many end up with unpredictable, underpaid day work or, in the worst case, forced labour. It is particularly challenging for people in rural areas where families often subsist on one income and women in particular are often in a vulnerable situation with limited opportunities for a job and independent income.
For Others, it is important to create work for women in rural areas that is flexible and can be combined with other responsibilities that women often have connected to home and family. These are often tasks where you can produce things at home while looking after the children and household, while the husband is at work often far away from the family. The women often work with smaller embroidery production and are paid per piece they make. This allows them to combine the possibilities of an independent income while taking responsibility for the family and the household.
TRAINING AND REHABILITATION
Some of the producers have been recruited through projects run by the Salvation Army International project work.
In Old Dhaka, part of the capital Dhaka, the Salvation Army has a day center for women who want to get out of the sex industry. The women can be offered a place in a 2-year program that contains various training and rehabilitation phases. In the last year of the program, the focus is on work training. Some of these women are offered work through the production of Others' goods during or after they have completed the program.
Others Bangladesh produces a large selection of handmade goods with different materials and techniques, all with a high degree of quality.
In the town of Jashore, we have our own carpentry workshop that makes products from local, sustainable wood, a weaving studio that works with traditional crafts set in a new design, and a sewing studio that gives products the right fit and finish.
EXPERIENCE EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Gifts with Meaning
FIGHT POVERTY & FORCED LABOR
QUALITY PRODUCTS MADE BY HAND
SAFE AND ETHICAL TRADING