SETU - Society For Empowerment and Trade Upliftment of artisans

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In today’s scenario when the competition is so tough and trends are changing with the blink of an eye, artisans need to be updated with the latest stuff to catch this speedy pace of change, and only then they can design trendy products, cater to the needs of the target customers & stay competitive. To make this possible, latest fashion forecasts for next three seasons are being provided in this section, sourced from esteemed fashion houses. Also topics like design theory and colour theory are included to make artisans familiar with the design basics.

We strive for the well being of the people & the planet. The target masses for whom we work for, belong to the weaker sections of the society; underprivileged and marginalized artisans, destitute women & children, tribals, the differently-abled and the like. We dream of a world where there is love, peace & equality! Where there is no ignorance, discrimination or exploitation! Where everyone is happy, where every child goes to school, where women are considered equal to men and are no longer the victims of child marriage, prostitution, domestic violence or dowry and where people can get rid of poverty by becoming self-sustainable! And this is not just a dream as we believe that one day we can make this a reality!!

Self Sustainability –Our Main Motto

SETU believes that sustainable social development can only be achieved through economic independence, through “Trade instead of Aid”. With this belief, SETU work towards strengthening local economies and trade opportunities for the marginalized communities, putting them on a path of continuous development. SETU focus area is to create economic opportunities for artisan communities through support with product design, capacity building and market readiness training.

SETU is pledged to improve the living standards of people belonging to the underprivileged and weaker sections of the society including rural population, women, tribals, physically & mentally challenged people etc., by making them self sustainable and providing them a chance to live life with dignity. SETU develops and promotes their skills and make them independent so they no more have to spread their hands in front of anyone.

Mission & Vision

SETU Society aims to work towards improving the social and economic standing of underprivileged, marginalized & other communities in different areas of India. We are also committed to strive for improvement of educational, environmental & health related issues for general well-being of the masses by:

SETU is pledged to improve the living standards of people belonging to the underprivileged and weaker sections of the society including rural population, women, tribals, physically & mentally challenged people etc., by making them self sustainable and providing them a chance to live life with dignity. SETU develops and promotes their skills and make them independent so they no more have to spread their hands in front of anyone.

  • 1.Fostering self-sustainability
  • 2.Awareness generation
  • 3.Community Organization
  • 4.Training Programs
  • 5.Research and studies
  • 6.Technology improvement
  • 7.Development & preservation of traditional art & craft8-
  • 8.Extension Projects

Our vision is to create a world alleviated of poverty & vulnerability, where all humans are respected, empowered and inspired. A global community lacking any form of discrimination or exploitation, a society where trade is practiced fairly and serves its underlying purpose of supporting our people and respecting our environment. We believe, such a dream can be a reality!

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Our Network / Presence

SETU-Society reaches out to a large number of people through various projects for sustainable development & activities like health camps, awareness campaigns, workshops, infrastructural development etc. across India with current networks in 16 states viz, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Bihar, Pondicherry, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh.

Currently we are associated with more than 10,000 artisans, over 40 groups/communities/NGOs in these 16 states. Our partner in development acts, the NGOs & co-operatives are spread widely in different parts of India, indicated with green color in the map of India given below.

 

The Beneficiaries

Our beneficiaries include underprivileged & marginalized masses, rural masses, poor urban masses, tribals, women, children, physically and mentally challenged, & other weaker sections of society, specially belonging to the artisan communities.

Legal Status
SETU-Society is registered under:
  • 1.The Societies Registration Act (XXI) of 1860 (registration no. 02/42/01/12910/09)
  • 2.Section 80G (5)(VI) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (registration no.U/S 80G (I.T.Act): 80G/55/19/2009-10)
  • 3.Section 12A read with 12AA (i)(b)(i) of the Income Tax Act, 1961(registration no. U/S 12AA (I.T.Act): CIT/Gwl/12AA/54/18/09-10)
  • 4.Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010