Videos of Impact
GoodWeave’s Weaving Opportunities for Women in Afghanistan
The Weaving Opportunities vocational training program is geared toward poor women from vulnerable communities, providing them with a marketable skill that can help lift their families out of poverty.
Stand with Sanju
Child servitude is a crime committed against 168 million children worldwide. Stand With Sanju demonstrates what an important role consumers play in making a difference. By using a rigorous and internationally recognized certification program, GoodWeave certifies carpet supply chains as being free of child labor. Additionally, they provide support for children like Sanju who have been rescued.
How GoodWeave and Target are Making Dreams Come True in Panipat, India
This video tells the story of one veteran weaver who calls Panipat home. After two decades of work, he was recently hired at a Target vendor rug factory and suddenly, he told us, his dreams started coming true. “See”, he says, “all factories are not the same.” Now, because of Target’s partnership with GoodWeave, he can send his children to school. He’s especially proud when he drops off his daughters in the morning.
Hear the story of rescued child laborer Nirmala, who found a path to freedom and education through GoodWeave. Nirmala’s story shows that behind every number is a name, a face and a story. We believe every child deserves a childhood – the freedom to laugh, play, and learn.
Kailash Satyarthi on the Founding of GoodWeave
Kailash Satyarthi began risking his life to conduct rescue raids freeing boys and girls in India who were torn from their families and exploited as cheap labor early in his career. Learn about one such raid that marked not only the beginning of the birth of GoodWeave, but a turning point for the child labor movement.
Gulafsa is a former child laborer who was identified by a GoodWeave inspector while working in a factory in India. She is now in school with dreams of one day becoming a fashion designer. Gulafsa is already showing promise; she designed and stitched the dress she is wearing in this photograph. See the Gleam in Her Eye as she shares her vision for the future here.
GoodWeave Enables Families to Rebuild Homes in the Aftermath of the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes
On April 25 and May 12, 2015, two powerful earthquakes struck Nepal. Schools, homes and factories came crashing down, taking both lives and livelihoods. With the support of generous donors, this is where GoodWeave stepped in to help weavers and factory owners like Bimal.