from left to right Raghu, jyothi, Ashok, Uma and Vasanth showcasing Bag'N Stories product.

G N Raghu – Bag’N Stories

Date grant awarded: December 2, 2019

Bag’N stories aims to addresses two issues that are on the rise in India. These include rural unemployment and environmental issues, including the use of plastic. Through a economical activities, this project aims to impact the rural economy and empower women. Additionally, the project will provide sustainable alternative options to the community, which is slowly decrease the use of disposable plastic. Apart from these, it also aims to bring back some traditional practices of rural India.

“We are trying to set up a stable home based activities for the rural women, thereby giving employment and also the freedom from financial dependency. The activities will include stitching, screen printing, and block printing. With this, we aim to provide a sustainable option and to convey the negative effects of plastic on the environment.”