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Children's Stories

Born and raised in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk district, Anu is the youngest of a family of four children. Anu’s parents had a difficult time raising her and her siblings with the little money they earned working in a carpet factory. Though they were illiterate, Anu’s parents understood the importance of education and let their children attend school. Anu’s three older brothers were the first to attend, but after money ran out, they had to drop out and work in the carpet factory.

Click here to read more about Anu and other former child weavers rescued by GoodWeave.

Spotlight On Importers/Designers

Walter Chapin

Christine and Walter Chapin launched Company C Inc., a designer and manufacturer of hand-crafted area rugs, on a hunch that consumers would respond well to less traditional options in Oriental rug designs. That insight paid off, and as the company took hold, the Chapins signed up with the GoodWeave® certification program to ensure that its mills hired only skilled adult weavers.

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Press Release, GoodWeave Founder Wins Nobel Peace Prize, October 10, 2014

ABC News, A Look at Nobel Peace Winner Kailash Satyarthi, October 10, 2014

The New Yorker, A Fitting Nobel for Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, Amy Davidson, October 10, 2014

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