RAANPHOOL MAHILA MANDAL CO-OPERATIVE
Raanphool Mahila Mandal (Forest of Flowers Women's Cooperative), consisting of 9 women artisans, is one of the newest groups with which we work. As sales increased, MarketPlace decided to reach out to more remote and needy areas outside of commercial Mumbai. Some of these women were earning a pittance collecting wild flowers and selling them, while others worked seasonally in the fields in the hot sun. It is a beautiful area and their name reflects it. The cooperative started in 2014 with MarketPlace providing assistance in registering their group and obtaining business supplies. MarketPlace also helps to train the new artisans in the basics of sewing and tailoring.