When Action Is Driven
By A Need
Anita Reddy, Founder and Managing Trustee of DWARAKA, recollects:
“Even though I had spent two decades working at the field level in the most challenging circumstances in the slums of Bangalore, India, what I saw in the Srikalahasti region and in the surrounding villages in the year 1998 was totally appalling. The poverty of debt, families shrouded in distress and insecure communities seemed so ironical when there was a storehouse of wealth in the form of heritage art skills waiting for opportunities.
DWARAKA was founded to unlock that storehouse for and by the women artisans themselves.”