Maximising Employment to Serve the Handicapped

MESH – Maximising Employment to Serve the Handicapped
Type Non-profit organization
Location India
Key people Jacky Bonney (Executive Director)
Area served rehabilitating disabled and lepers, community development

The "Maximising Employment to Serve the Handicapped (MESH)“ is a non-governmental organization working with over 40 groups of leprosy affected and disabled artisans in India. MESH is a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation and Fair Trade Forum - India.



Its Mission is to provide opportunities for disabled people and people affected by leprosy to achieve social and economic integration by trading.


To provide opportunities for disabled people and their dependents, especially those affected by leprosy, to be rehabilitated in order to become self-sufficient


MESH buys and sells producer groups‘ handicrafts, provides market assistance, product development and training to artisans. Concerned that many artisans are still living below the Absolute Poverty Line even though they have had continuous work for several years, MESH, with financial support from IM SOIR, is running a Fair Wages Project to bring to MESH suppliers two new tools that will help artisans calculate a better wage for their craftwork thereby improving livelihoods.

In 2008 MESH opened Design Studio which provides quality design and product development support. The designers conduct workshops for artisans in the studio or in the artisan’s places of work, or they provide distance design support.

MESH Suppliers

Blue Mango AHM/Trust - Tamil Nadu, Kashmir Handicapped Co-op - Kashmir, PHTRC - Maharashtra, Bethany Colony Leprosy Association - Andhra Pradesh, Rehab. Training Unit, H.H.H. - Karnataka, Little Flower Leprosy Colony – Bihar, KRTC - Tamil Nadu, Reaching the Unreached - Tamil Nadu, Bharat Mata Kusht Ashram – Haryana, St, Joseph's Leprosy Hospital – Karnataka, YIP - Andhra Pradesh, Helen Keller PCWS - Tamil Nadu, PROWESS - Tamil Nadu, Anand Mahila Mandal – Delhi, Ashish Chand - West Bengal, Sentamil PCWS - Tamil Nadu, TLM Vizianagaram - Andhra Pradesh, Florence Nightingale Group - Tamil Nadu, Jone Pryadarshini, Mahila Mandal - Andhra Pradesh, Narikuravargal PHCW - Tamil Nadu, Sartik Manav Kusht Ashram - Rajasthan, SILENCE - West Bengal, KUKA - Uttar Pradesh, Murugan Ceramics - Tamil Nadu, Murugan tailor - Tamil Nadu, TLM Chamra - Chattisgarh, Asha Kiran - Uttar Pradesh, SLR&TC - Tamil Nadu, NEASAM - Tamil Nadu, Kiran - Uttar Pradesh, Snehalaya - West Bengal, Anandakumari - Delhi, Pugazenthi - Tamil Nadu

See also

, Template:Leprosy

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