A percentage of sales from each Kasturjewel will go towards a humanitarian initiative. A lucky woman somewhere becomes the owner of a beautiful piece of jewellery, and at the same time is helping another not so fortunate human being somewhere to improve his or her quality of life.
There are an estimated 1,345 million people who live in acute poverty on less than 2 pounds a day. Women and children make up more than half this number. They face daily challenges incomprehensible to majority of us: access to basic health care and education; safe water and sanitation; nutrition and the right to live in a safe environment free from harmful traditional practices such as forced child marriages and female genital mutilation.
A commitment to poverty elimination led me to work directly with International humanitarian development programmes for over 8 years across the globe from the Horn of Africa to Afghanistan. This means that I will be personally managing the various humanitarian initiatives. Funding will be channelled to various needy initiatives that I would have researched and will oversee it’s direct impact.
To date Kastur Jewels has supported the following initiatives:
- Women’s and girls education
- Feeding programmes
- Disability issues
- Income Generating Activities
- Medical aid camps
- Maternal and Infant mortality issues
- Cataract operations for very poor 60 plus year olds
- Polio operations
- The Aleppo situation in Syria
- Promotion of economic empowerment and strengthening of orphaned and abandoned children
These have been streamlined through three main organisations, both of which run primarily on volunteers and have a strong moral and spiritual base.