We’re eagerly anticipating the opening of Sita’s shop.  As we wrote about previously, Sita has come up with a business model that supports the women in her community in two ways: by selling affordable solar PV light and providing them an outlet to sell their goods. This all takes place in nd around the Kalpavriksha Greater Goods shop in Sauraha, Chitwan.

KGG’s already sourced some great products from different women’s skill development groups such as IDEAL Home (shelter for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking) and Sapana Women’s Skill Development Project. She’s also sourcing from local environmental preservation groups such as Green Society Nepal, which makes paper products from elephant dung!

KGG also is proud to co-create branded products with international designers and local artisans, such as spices, honey and beautiful new tote bags (available for sale at EG’s upcoming first NYC event!) Sita’s excited to be supporting the women producing handicrafts in her community in a long-term and lasting way and hopes that the KGG shop becomes a center for awareness and understanding about both renewable energy and local handicraft production.

KGG is on the lookout for trainings and distribution partnerships for high-quality exportable handicrafts, designed for the western-market. We aspire to work with great partners, like ARTICLE 22, and make some beautiful greater goods. KGG is off to a great start and EG is proud to support and promote all of KGG’s products, whether solar-powered or locally grown or sewn!