Say Hello to Laxmi Tara, A Seamstress from Nepal

Meet Laxmi Tara, one of the artisans who creates gorgeous scarves, shawls, and ponchos with the Cheppu from Himalaya cooperative in Nepal. Laxmi Tara is from the small village of Tokha on the outskirts of Kathmandu valley.

She’s very young—still in her early 20’s (she doesn’t know her actual age because birthdays are not traditionally celebrated in Nepal)—but that didn’t stop her from pursuing her dream of starting a business.

She went to Cheppu of Himalaya—a Jesus' Economy fair trade partner—for a microloan to open her own tailoring shop. Now she has set up her own business, and has already been very successful in her local village. Laxmi Tara’s craftsmanship is spectacular, and the scarves she makes showcase the beauty of Nepalese culture and landscape.

Cheppu’s products are made to honor Nepalese tradition and the local environment. The artisans use recycled and renewable materials whenever possible to create their pieces.

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Charlotte Van Werven
Charlotte Van Werven

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Staff Writer for Jesus' Economy



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