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Kitty Cat Family Dolls

The cats are out of the bag! The Kitty Cat Family Dolls is handcrafted by artisans working with Saidpur Enterprises, providing sustainable jobs for women who lack employment opportunities.

HANDCRAFTED IN BANGLADESH

  • Cotton, velcro; stuffed with polyester fiber, textile fiber stiffener
  • Set of 4 dolls
  • Bag: 10W x 11.5H; Father cat: 3.75W x 6H inches; Mother cat: 3.75W x 6H inches; Sister cat: 3.5W x 5H inches; Brother cat: 3.5W x 5H inches
  • Handcrafted in Bangladesh

SKU: 6613320

THE MAKERS

Saidpur Enterprises comprises two groups: Action Bag Handicrafts and Eastern Screen Printers. Its Action Bag subsidiary employs women artisans who make a variety of jute products. Some have husbands who are underemployed; others are widowed. Action Bag provides literacy classes, and training on nutrition, women's legal rights, educational awareness and finance. Following the 1971 war that established Bangladesh, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) started clinics and nutrition centers in Saidpur to help address food shortages and disease. In 1976 MCC began a program to help mothers of malnourished children coming to its nutrition center. This temporary employment program became Action Bag Handicrafts, and now supports artisans selling for the fair trade export market.
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