It all started when ...

Geeta Rani

Geeta Rani, 18,  was unable to complete secondary school due to her family’s inability to pay. “I had to discontinue my studies after [Intermediate],” she explained. Geeta’s plight is common in rural villages across India -- women are more likely to discontinue their studies than their male classmates due to financial constraint and family obligation.


Raj Lakshmi Stitching Center

In 2016, Geeta and eleven other women from TahTajpur, Uttar Pradesh, India earned their advanced certification in sewing. Together they formed the Raj Lakshmi Center, operating on a contract basis sewing clothes, bags and scarves."Now that I earn money on my own, I have joined B.A classes," Geeta proudly tells us. 


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In the summer of 2017, we met the Raj Lakshmi team through our work with Mrida Group, a social business venture based in New Delhi, India. Mrida implements sustainable rural development schemes across India, including TahTajpur. 

We have partnered with Mrida and the Raj Lakshmi Center with the mission to help generate income for our tailors and further support village development.


The Squad

  Jane Hammaker   CEO & Co-Founder    Rockville, Maryland

Jane Hammaker
CEO & Co-Founder

Rockville, Maryland

  Shafat Khan   Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Founder    Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shafat Khan
Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Founder

Dhaka, Bangladesh

  Malvika Jain   Chief Financial Officer & Co-Founder    Kolkata, India

Malvika Jain
Chief Financial Officer & Co-Founder

Kolkata, India

  Raghav Savara   Head of Sales & Co-Founder    Lagos, Nigeria

Raghav Savara
Head of Sales & Co-Founder

Lagos, Nigeria