Mandu Jewerly is a handpicked collection of metal and brass earrings. All pieces are handmade and carefully designed.
Mandu Jewelry is run by a NGO located in Kathmandu, Nepal. They have been working with fair trade manufacturing over 20 years. They are focused on creating jobs in Nepal especially for women. The NGO runs education projects in villages all around Nepal, making sure that more and more people can have skills that give them a good and solid opportunity to earn a living.
The jewelry making provides work for both men and women. There is cutting and melting metal and putting all the little pieces together or stone powder planting on the metal pieces.
Many of the artisans work at home and that gives often better opportunities for workers to be able to accept the offered job. Womens position in Nepal is weak and having a job outside home is often not possible for them. By providing a job that can be done at home, women get to earn something by themselves and that gives them more power over their and their childrens lives.