The Impact of Rover & Kin:
We are proud to contribute to the sustainable
development of artisan communities across northern India through fair
trade employment. Our artisans enjoy safe and stable working
environments while earning wages that are approximately 35% higher than
the industry standard. Many are the breadwinners of the family and most
are the first generation to have sent their children to school, see them
graduate and continue with higher education.
partners operate educational centers in northern India to support
children of underprivledged communities to complete their schooling.
Over 900 children, aged 5 to 18 years old in 8 different learning
centers get the support they need to thrive.
artisans are provided with full coverage health insurance. Right to
health means all employees access quality coverage which extends from
small local clinics to most major hospitals across India. Capacity
building is one of the main objectives of fair trade. Under this
program, artisans and their communities are provided design and
development training with ongoing support. Ethical finance means
sustainably building up financial resources for those who lack access to
banking services. Over 950 people have been able to start their own
small business through micro financing.