The Impact of Rover & Kin:
We are proud to contribute to the sustainable development of artisan communities across northern India through fair trade employment. Our artisans enjoy safe and stable working environments while earning wages that are approximately 35% higher than the industry standard. Many are the breadwinners of the family and most are the first generation to have sent their children to school, see them graduate and continue with higher education.
Our craft partners operate educational centers in northern India to support children of underprivledged communities to complete their schooling. Over 900 children, aged 5 to 18 years old in 8 different learning centers get the support they need to thrive.
All artisans are provided with full coverage health insurance. Right to health means all employees access quality coverage which extends from small local clinics to most major hospitals across India. Capacity building is one of the main objectives of fair trade. Under this program, artisans and their communities are provided design and development training with ongoing support. Ethical finance means sustainably building up financial resources for those who lack access to banking services. Over 950 people have been able to start their own small business through micro financing.