We are very excited to join GoodWeave in the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge!
Along the carpet belt of South Asia, an estimated 250,000 children are exploited and trafficked to make rugs that end up in high-end showrooms.
GoodWeave, an organization we have partnered with for years, is a leader in the movement to end child labor.
Between now and December 5, the Skoll Foundation is offering up to $3 million in matching funds to be divided among participating organizations as part of the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge.
GoodWeave’s work is motivated by stories of children like Sanju. Forced to work in a carpet factory for 16 hours a day without breaks, she would still be there if GoodWeave hadn’t rescued her and provided ongoing rehabilitation and education. Today, Sanju has been reunited with her parents and they couldn't be more proud that she is the first person in their family to go to school.
GoodWeave believes that children belong in classrooms, not toiling on carpet looms.
Our team goal is to raise $50,000 that could be then matched up to another $50,000 by the Skoll Foundation. These funds could go a long way toward helping to end child labor in the rug industry and maintain the high standards to which we are committed.
Please join GoodWeave in the effort to provide a brighter future for vulnerbale children and end child slavery in the rug industry.
Thanks in advance for helping ALT for Living and GoodWeave RISE to the challenge!