Anjali is an exception to the other types of organisations we purchase our products from. Most projects we work with provide vocational training with the aim to create financial independence for individuals in socially disadvantaged situations. Anjali, however, works to: campaign for the rights of the mentally ill in Kolkata; educate their families so they will be accepted back at home; and improve and monitor the treatment of mentally ill patients in government hospitals.
As a form of therapy the patients make beautiful hand block print paper and are supported to find other creative means of expression. We purchase the paper which fundraises for the continuation of the project. We believe wholeheartedly in what they are doing understanding the additional challenges faced by their patients due to the lack of resources and poverty in Kolkata.