Global Village Nanaimo

Global Village Nanaimo - Fair Trade & Non-Profit

Silence, India

In 1979 a small group of deaf artists in Kolkata grouped together to establish Silence, with the dream of economic self sufficiency.

Originally given some support by well wishers and funding agencies Silence is immensely proud that for more than the past 10 years the organization has been self sufficient. Silence not only creates craft products, they also train disabled people in Information Technology and data entry. They employ around 100 people, 75% of whom are handicapped.