MESH

 

MESH works with people with disabilities, many of whom are former leprosy patients, training them to become self-sufficient artisans.

 

Summary

  • MESH stands for Maximizing Employment to Serve the Handicapped
  • Established in India in the 1970s to provide opportunities for disabled people and their dependents, especially those affected by leprosy
  • MESH works with leprosy colonies and rehabilitation workshops in villages all over India, ensuring fair wages. 
  • MESH provides training, marketing, and exporting for numerous individual artisans and 60 artisan groups across India
  • MESH is increasingly hiring people with disabilities to give administrative leadership.