Nepal Seamstress' Life Transformed by Micro-credit + Cultural Craft

This holiday season, we're celebrating stories of artisans overcoming poverty through their craft. #GiftingStories

#GiftingStories — Laxmi's Story

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For many in the developing world, there is little hope of overcoming poverty. But Laxmi of Nepal refused to live the story of poverty. Here's how Laxmi defeated poverty by preserving a cultural craft of clothing making.

A Life Transformed Through Microcredit and Craft

Laxmi Tara, who is in her 20s, lives in the small village of Tokha on the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley. There are few jobs at the roof of the world in Nepal. But a beautiful tradition of handcrafted clothing has been passed down from generation to generation in Nepal.

Desiring a better story than poverty, Laxmi came to Cheppu from Himalaya, a partner organization of Jesus' Economy, for a microloan to open her own tailoring shop. Seeing an opportunity to both preserve a cultural craft and help a young artisan, Cheppu from Himalaya offered Laxmi a microloan to setup her own tailoring business. That's where Laxmi's life story changed.

Handmade Shrugs from Nepal


Gorgeous, Handmade Scarves and Shrugs

Through hard work, Laxi was successful in her local village and was able to repay her microloan. Today, Laxmi Tara, along with other artisans, creates gorgeous fair trade scarves, including handwoven infinity scarves, as well as handmade shrugs.

This holiday season, you can gift a better story, one of artisan craft transforming a life: Purchase one of Laxmi Tara's creations from

Handmade Scarves from Nepal


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Kalene Barry
Kalene Barry


Chief Projects Officer of Jesus' Economy