BuDhaGirl has been captivated by sari cloth, amazed at its richness of colors, textures, embellishments and embroideries. Now, we are paying tribute to this amazing cloth by creating our Sari Totes, made from 100% up-cycled sari cloth.
These pieces of amazing Sari fabric were once full swaths of cloth headed to a landfill, and now with our partners in India, we rescued these fabulous fabrics and created a must-have tote bag for women, The Sari.
SARI TOTE INITIATIVE
But, wait...for every Sari Tote sold, BuDhaGirl will donate $10.00 to CRY America - a NGO charity that has helped over 700,000 children to date, focusing on the areas of Education, Health & Nutrition, Safety & Protection, and Child Participation.
You can also show your support by directly donating to CRY America
Won't you please help us make a difference?
The BuDhaGirl Team
Trimmed in our superb gold faux-leather, each bag becomes yours uniquely, as no two bags are the same. Each Sari tote bears a different fabric and pattern.
Our Sari Tote is double-handled and features a small pocket insert for items you need to access quickly, like your Gold All Weather Bangles. It is not only beautiful but also super practical as it folds down flat. For the ultimate usability, it also features a matching flat stabilizing insert allowing your tote to stand upright.
About The CRY Foundation
Their Mission: To enable people to take responsibility for the situation of underprivileged children, especially Indian, and so motivate them to seek resolution through individual and collective action thereby enabling children to realize their full potential.
"The responsibility of change lies with all of us." -Rippan Kapur
CRY America Inc., is an independent 501c3 registered non-profit organization in USA and a party to CRY in India. CRY America provides high-engagement philanthropy to development initiatives focused on children's development and rights across India and the USA.
CRY America words to ensure that underserved children are able to access and exercise their fundamental rights and so, they work on 4 key focus areas:
EDUCATION - RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT
A quality education not only builds knowledge, capabilities, life skills and values amongst children but also develops their creative, social, and emotional abilities. It is crucial for the cognitive and personal development, including critical thinking and problem-solving.
Every child should be able to go to school and complete their education without discrimination based on gender, caste, or socio-economic status.
CRY's education programs focus on: Early Childhood Education (0 -3 Years), School Readiness (3 - 6 Years), and Learning Outcomes (6 - 18 Years).
HEALTH & NUTRITION - RIGHT TO SURVIVAL
Proper nutrition and quality primary healthcare are essential for a child's physical, mental, and cognitive development. Timely, regular and adequate intake of essential nutrition is necessary from the time of conception itself to avoid long-term and in some cases, irreversible damage to the child's health.
No child should suffer from malnutrition or poor health irrespective of their socio-economic background.
CRY does this by focusing on the following: Prenatal & Postnatal Care, Growth Monitoring, and Learning Outcomes (6 - 18 Years).
SAFETY & PROTECTION - RIGHT TO PROTECTION
All children are vulnerable to neglect, violence and abuse but marginalization further compounds such vulnerability. Exposure to unsafe enviroments can negatively impact the physical, emotional, mental and social development of the child and the damage is often permanent.
Building a safe environment for all children, till the age of 18 years, is critical to protect them from abuse and exploitation.
CRY's child safety & protection programs focus on: Child Labour, Child Marriage, and Child Trafficking.
CHILD PARTICIPATION - RIGHT TO PARTICIPATION
Children have a right to be heard and their opinions considered by the adults around them. Every child should have the agency to speak out and/or act on the issues that affect them. It's not only important for their mental and emotional development but also fosters a high degree of self esteem and self belief.
We believe that all children have the potential to be agents of change and the ability to hold dialogue on the things that matter to them.
CRY's child participation programs focus on building children's collectives as peer support groups and engaging with the children to build their awareness on child rights issues.