Organisation set up in 1999 and member of Emmaus International since 2004.
Tara Projects Association is dedicated to the development and empowerment of grassroots producers and marginalised sections of society. Tara strives for social equality, justice and environmental sustainability. Tara, through its fair trade actions, provides livelihood opportunities to more than 1000 vulnerable people.
More than 30,000 community beneficiaries, mostly craftworkers, have received free medical treatment. They also attend health camps at the groups medical centres to learn about health risks. An alternative healthcare scheme called the Mutual Health Organisation, which is financed and governed by its 1700 members makes up for the lack of state healthcare.
As part of its education programme, Tara sponsors more than 200 children so they can continue their education and runs eleven learning centres providing educational support to more than 1200 children, who are given training in tailoring and computing. The group has also supported more than 500 people, mainly women, through its microcredit programme.