3,936 children directly freed from exploitation
23,996 children enrolled in schools
59,152 workers covered under the GoodWeave System
For more than two decades, GoodWeave has implemented and refined a set of market-driven programs to stop child labor. Our holistic approach aims to heal and educate those children who have been exploited, while changing the underlying root causes. Our work has led to an overall reduction in incidence of child labor in GoodWeave-inspected supply chains, as well as to freedom and education for children. We are also setting a roadmap with suppliers to improve working conditions for all workers. We’ve accomplished these results in partnership with 350 companies worldwide.
But behind every data point there is a person, and these are their stories.
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.
Stories of Impact
Nirmala’s True Story Begins Now
Nirmala was the only daughter born to a very poor family of farmers in rural Nepal. There was not a single day when there was enough food for all of them. Some days, there was none and she would go to bed hungry.
Jyoti’s Motto: Work and Live for Others, Not Just Ourselves
Born in a semi-urban farming area 350 miles east of Kathmandu, Jyoti Raj works as an inspector for Nepal GoodWeave Foundation. He lives with his extended family, all of whom depend on him. Each workday, he inspects rug production sites, talking to owners and workers and raising awareness about the rights of children. He also checks in on how the rescued children are doing at GoodWeave’s community-based rehabilitation programs.
2015 Global Indicators Evaluation Summary Report
This report summarizes the evaluation of GoodWeave’s global indicators data collected in 2015. The report examines whether GoodWeave’s program strategies are contributing to the intended change described in the global results framework.