TRIFCNepalBoutique

Hand-Embroidered Cards Made by Deaf Women in Nepal

13 Sales

TRIFCNepalBoutique

Hand-Embroidered Cards Made by Deaf Women in Nepal

13 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Our handmade embroidered greeting cards and note cards are designed and created by deaf women in Nepal. The Deaf Women's Empowerment Group, sponsored by the U.S.-based organization TRIFC.org, brings together deaf women, enabling them to communicate with and support each other, while making the beautiful cards sold in our shop.

Announcement

Our handmade embroidered greeting cards and note cards are designed and created by deaf women in Nepal. The Deaf Women's Empowerment Group, sponsored by the U.S.-based organization TRIFC.org, brings together deaf women, enabling them to communicate with and support each other, while making the beautiful cards sold in our shop.

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Deaf Womens' Empowerment Group

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Deaf Women in Nepal Design and Hand Embroider these Beautiful Cards

When you purchase our handmade embroidered greeting cards and note cards, you support deaf and hearing-impaired women in Nepal. In Nepali society, disability is thought to be caused by sins in a past life. People with disability are stigmatized and disenfranchised. The Deaf Women's Empowerment Group (DWEG) brings together deaf and hearing-impaired women, enabling them to communicate with and support each other.

The DWEG was founded by the U.S.-based organization TRIFC.org in 2011. The women in the group come from several different villages, and meet at the Kavre-Banepa School for the Deaf at least twice a month. The meeting provides time for idea exchange, socializing, and moral support. Much of the work on the cards you see in our shop is done at home, in the time the group members have available after their household chores.

The DWEG members create their own designs for greeting cards and note cards. They feel very empowered by this creative process, and are very proud when they say, "This is my design."

The cards are hand-embroidered on artisan lokta paper. The paper itself is handmade from the fibrous inner bark of evergreen shrubs known as lokta bushes, which grow on the southern slopes of the Himalayas.

On the back of each card is the biography of the woman who made it, along with a brief description of the DWEG.

The DWEG project allows these women to earn their own money and bring it back to the household as a whole person. They are no longer a burden on their family. All funds our shop raises with card sales are returned to the DWEG for future skills training and other projects.

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  • Deaf Womens' Empowerment Group

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    The Deaf Womens' Empowerment Group in Kavre-Banepa, Nepal, was founded by TRIFC.org in 2011. These deaf and hearing-impaired women gather together for mutual support. They design and create all the hand-embroidered greeting cards you see in our shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 2, 2015
Thank you for your interest in our hand-embroidered cards, made by the Deaf Women's Empowerment Group.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept payment via Direct Checkout (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover), PayPal, and Etsy Gift Cards.
Shipping
We ship your purchase within 3 business days after your payment has cleared. We ship only within the United States. All shipping is done via U.S. Mail.
Refunds and Exchanges
Sorry, we do not offer refunds. If we happen to make a mistake when filling your order, we will be happy to exchange your product.
Additional policies and FAQs
Cards are sold only in packages of 5. When a package states "variety of colors" or "variety of designs" it is not possible to specify which colors or designs you would like. Thanks for understanding we cannot sell individual cards, nor provide you with specific designs or colors beyond what the description states.